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Wisconsin could add dozens of species to invasive list

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MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials are proposing their first changes to the state's invasive species regulations since 2009.

They want to add more than 80 new organisms to the invasives list and relax efforts to contain the emerald ash borer.

The Department of Natural Resources' proposal acknowledges that the ash borer has become too widespread to eradicate. It would be classified as a restricted species, not a prohibited one. That means people can't transport or sell the beetle without a permit but wouldn't be required to take steps to eliminate it from their properties.

The proposal would classify 50 more species as prohibited and 32 more as restricted. The DNR's board is set to consider the proposal Wednesday.

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