Land Grant Study, by Douglas S. Wood On June 17, 2011, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision reversing the district court in Samuel Johnson 1988 Trust v. Bayfield County. The 7th Circuit ruled in favor of the land owners and against Bayfield County. View Doug Wood's powerpoint presentation updated on November 1, 2011. The original study in full is available here. This study is based on the decision that was overturned by the 7th Circuit Court.
Pesticide Use on Railroad Property Section 94.697 (“Railroad pesticide use”) of the Wisconsin statutes was enacted in the 2009-2010 legislative session and went into effect on May 26, 2010. The law’s intent is to protect railroad workers by providing them and their direct supervisors with pesticide safety information and pesticide safety training. The law also requires railroads to provide public access to information on pesticide use by railroads under this law. The Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection oversees this law and has posted pertinent information on its website.