Wisconsin DNR

Environment
6:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Life's Voices: Melissa Cook

Melissa Cook at east end of Three Bridges Park.
Credit S Bence

Melissa Cook manages the Hank Aaron State Trail. The project has been many years in the making.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

A Snapshot of Wisconsin's Gun Deer Hunt

DNR area wildlife supervisor Tim Lizotte at Vernon Marsh Wildlife Area.
Credit S Bence

For many the nine-day season is a cherished tradition. Tim Lizotte plays a roll in making the hunt happen. He's a DNR wildlife supervisor.

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Environment
5:30 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Dogs Enter Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Monday

Credit P McConnell

Wisconsin’s second wolf hunt reaches a turning point December 2. Licensed hunters can now use up to six dogs to help track wolves. Wisconsin is the only state to allow the practice. Some celebrate the rules and others take to court.

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Politics & Government
11:41 am
Thu October 3, 2013

DNR: State Parks and Recreational Areas Remain Open

DNR urges people to head to state parks to enjoy fall; federal lands remain closed due to government shutdown.

While the federal government shutdown has closed federal recreational areas in Wisconsin, people can still visit state-owned lands.

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Environment
3:30 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

DNR Assumes Management of Environmental Education Center

The Department of Natural Resources  announced its staff will take over operation of the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, located in Poynette, Wisconsin.

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Environment
10:02 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Coalition Calls for More Input on Waukesha Application for Great Lakes Water

Peter McAvoy is a member of the Compact Implementation Coalition. He says its mission is to make sure the Great Lakes Compact is upheld and Waukesha's application to tap into Lake Michigan will test the Compact's resiliency.

Waukesha has been toiling over a tedious application to which a LOT of people are paying attention, including a coalition of conservationists.

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Environment
12:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Molybdenum in Well Water Remains a Murky Issue in Southeast Wisconsin

Barb and Clyde Perdzok didn't imagine "molybdenum" would become part of their vocabulary.

A tongue-twisting metal called molybdenum has entered the vocabulary of some people in southeastern Wisconsin. They’ve learned it’s in their well water.  The metal exists in the earth’s crust, but when concentrations increase, health concerns mount.  WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a Raymond couple grappling with the unknowns.

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Environment
8:42 am
Tue May 21, 2013

No Pay For Play, DNR Plans "Free" Days

Anglers can fish without a license on state lakes and streams during the first weekend in June.

The Wisconsin DNR is offering a "free" weekend to lure people back to state parks and trails, or try a new activity at no charge.

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Environment
11:47 am
Wed May 15, 2013

More Large Forest Fires Possible in Northern Wisconsin

Air quality problems expected downwind of wildfire in northwest Wisconsin
Credit Dept. of Natural Resources

Update: The big wildfire in northwest Wisconsin is contained. However, it has scorched 9,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes and buildings.

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