Wisconsin DNR

Waukesha's proposal to purchase Lake Michigan water is now open for public review. The City held the first of four public meetings Thursday.

DNR: State Parks and Recreational Areas Remain Open

Oct 3, 2013

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

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

The state could have a new policy on the treatment of wild animals, after Gov. Walker and others were outraged by an incident involving a fawn.

Mine Opponents Dominate Public Hearing in Hurley

Aug 16, 2013
Susan Bence

A steady stream of citizens flowed through the Hurley High School Gym on Thursday, to offer input on early phases of mine testing. Most oppose a company plan to extract iron ore nearby.

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

DNR pilot Phil Miller

Hunters will be able to harvest 275 wolves when Wisconsin’s second season begins on October 15. That’s a 37 percent increase over last year.

The Town of Jackson in rural Washington County is approaching an anniversary its residents would rather forget.

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.

No Pay For Play, DNR Plans "Free" Days

May 21, 2013

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.

Northwest Wisconsin Ripe For Wildfire

May 15, 2013
DNR

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

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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