Category: Department of Natural Resources

DNR: Heavy rains fuel floods, faster currents statewide

MADISON — June storms packing heavy downpours have pushed lake and river levels into flood levels, tossed debris into waterways and accelerated currents statewide,...

Environmental review of City of Wausau project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)

MADISON, Wis. – The City of Wausau is an applicant for funding through the SDWLP to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails...

Four lucky Wisconsin residents will participate in the first managed elk hunting season in state history following random drawing

MADISON – Following a 30-day application period and a great deal of anticipation, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff conducted the random drawing...

Incidental take notice for Monroe County

MADISON – The installation of a Monroe County cell phone tower may result in the “incidental taking” of a rare lizard under a permit the Department of...

Proposed master plan changes would improve access, including ATV/UTV opportunities, at three Northwoods properties

MADISON – The public will have an opportunity to comment on draft changes to management plans for three properties in the Northwoods Region of Wisconsin at...

Friends group proposes new educational, interpretive and outdoor recreation center at Devil’s Lake State Park

BARABOO, Wis. – The Friends of Devil's Lake State Park in conjunction with the Devil's Lake Concession Board are proposing to develop a new Multi-Use...

Pulaski students build a better bear trap

Pulaski High School students Chasten Fatla, left, a junior, and Brock Bogacz, a sophomore, built the trap in their advanced agricultural engineering class.Photo credit:...

Soak up the summer sun at Crex Meadows in June

GRANTSBURG, Wis. – Make the most of summer weather and head to Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area in June for a number of fun events. Bird Watching – Fridays:...

Eau Claire County chronic wasting disease advisory team meeting to be held June 18

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and Wisconsin Conservation Congress representatives will host a public meeting June 18 to...

Public comment period opens for an Interim Forest Management Plan

MADISON – An interim plan that will guide the management of forest resources of a state-owned property is now available for review and comment from May 29 through...