Orders for new Endangered Resources license plate now being filled
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now issuing a new Endangered Resources license plate that features a photo rendition of an American Bald Eagle. The eagle plate is the third in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Endangered Resources series.
“This Endangered Resources series of license plates is popular, having issued more than 23,000 plates since the wolf license plate was released 20 years ago (in 1995),” explained Shaun Peterson, DMV Special Plates Unit supervisor. “Preorders of this eagle plate have been strong.”
The plates can be ordered online at wisconsindot.gov, keyword search Endangered Resources license plate; or view here: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/vehicles/title-plates/endanger.aspx.
The eagle design highlights the eagle’s recovery in Wisconsin. The eagle plate replaces the limited-edition badger plate that was added in 2010 and ended August 17. A total of 3,490 badger plates were issued.
When you purchase a special Endangered Resources license plate the fee includes an annual $25 donation to the DNR’s Endangered Resources Fund. The Fund supports the work of the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation Program to identify, protect and manage native plants, animals and Wisconsin’s natural communities from the common to the critically endangered. The annual donation supports work to:
- Enhance the quality of life in Wisconsin by bringing back endangered and threatened species.
- Prevent rare species from becoming endangered.
- Preserve and manage the best examples of native ecosystems in our state natural areas for public use, education and research.
- Promote knowledge and stewardship of our state’s natural heritage for future generations.