May is National Clean Air Month

By Editor | May 4, 2021

May is Clean Air Month and there is much to celebrate at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including the positive steps toward reducing air emissions and improving air quality across the state. And its working. Recent studies show that 95% of Wisconsinites live in areas meeting all federal air quality standards. Clean air…

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General fishing season opens May 1

By Editor | April 27, 2021

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that the 2021-2022 fishing season will open May 1, without any changes to season dates. All regulations and license requirements still apply. “I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the 2021 fishing season,” said Justine Hasz, DNR Fisheries Management Bureau Director.…

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Hunt safely this spring turkey season

By Editor | April 20, 2021

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to practice safe hunting as they prepare for the upcoming spring turkey season. While turkey hunters are skilled in the art of concealment, wearing the wrong color could put hunters more at risk this upcoming turkey season. It’s especially important to avoid wearing red,…

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Chance of wildfires now rated low by DNR

By Editor | April 13, 2021

As of Monday afternoon, April 12 the Department of Natural Resources has rated this area of Wisconsin as low for Wildfires. This rating follows several days of rain and low temperatures. The northern two-thirds of the state, the Department of Natural Resources has now rated the wildfire danger as low, while the southern third of…

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Celebrate Citizen Science Month by volunteering to monitor Wisconsin’s amazing natural resources

By Editor | April 6, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating Citizen Science Month, honoring the volunteers in scientific research and monitoring. The DNR partners with the public on more than 20 citizen-based monitoring projects in which volunteers collect information about an array of natural resources, from location and abundance data for birds, bats, bumble bees and…

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Nearly 40,000 acres of private land will open to turkey hunters

By Editor | April 6, 2021

MADISON  – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that nearly 38,000 acres of private land will be open for public access to hunters this turkey season thanks to a partnership between the department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). With USDA-NRCS support, the DNR could partner with private landowners…

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DNR launches lake protection network to prevent spread of aquatic invasive species

By Editor | April 6, 2021

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the department recently awarded over $509,000 in funding for the new Lake Monitoring & Protection Network (LMPN) subprogram. This statewide network of natural resources professionals will help local communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and protect their local waters’ health. The…

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Apply for 2021 Elk Hunt

By Editor | March 16, 2021

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that the application period for the 2021 elk hunt is open through May 31 for the chance to draw a hunt of a lifetime. Following several successfully managed Wisconsin elk hunts, the DNR is planning the fourth elk hunt in state history this fall.…

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Bud Gilbertson recognized by DNR for 35 years Hunter Education

Bud Gilbertson honored for 35 years of service to Hunter Education Program

By Editor | March 15, 2021
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DATCP presents 2021 gypsy moth treatment plans

By Editor | March 9, 2021

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has published the 2021 gypsy moth treatment plan virtually, with an online video presentation, interactive maps, and factsheets located at gmaerialspray.wi.gov. The gypsy moth is a non-native insect with a destructive appetite for hundreds of species of trees and shrubs. Treatment efforts help…

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