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Statewide mussel survey underway
Species once commercially important now recognized for ecosystem importance
MADISON - The first statewide survey for freshwater mussels in 40 years in Wisconsin gets underway this month as conservation biologists scan streambeds for aquatic animals once sought-after for buttons and pearls and now recognized as critical cogs in aquatic ecosystems and indicators of those systems' health.

Weekly News
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:23:41 p.m.
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DNR staff and citizen volunteers prepare for annual invasive species landing blitz
MADISON -- The Fourth of July weekend is one of Wisconsin's busiest boating holidays and this year, citizen volunteers will mark the eighth annual landing blitz campaign by helping boaters learn how they can stop aquatic hitchhikers.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:23:41 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Sauk, Columbia and Juneau counties
MADISON -- The construction of the Badger Coulee Transmission Line (Segments 1-4) may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare snake and lizard under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:23:41 p.m.
Construction set to begin on first segment of Lake Poygan breakwall
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Construction on the first segment of the Lake Poygan breakwall is slated to begin by early July.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:23:41 p.m.
Most fireworks illegal in state forests and parks
MADISON - People planning on camping in a Wisconsin state park or forest for the Fourth of July should enjoy fireworks displays in nearby communities -- not at picnic areas, campsites or other areas within state parks, forests and trails.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:23:41 p.m.
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25 sharp-tailed grouse permits available in in northwestern Wisconsin
MADISON - In 2016, 25 sharp-tailed grouse harvest permits have been made available for Game Management Unit 8 in northwestern Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:23:41 p.m.
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Disabled deer hunters encouraged to sign up for a sponsored hunt before Sept. 1 deadline
MADISON- Eligible hunters with an interest in participating in the 2016 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are encouraged to contact a land sponsor and sign up for a hunt before the Sept. 1 hunter participation deadline.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:23:41 p.m.
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Head to Horicon Marsh for July events
HORICON, Wis. - The dog days of summer have arrived, and a number of events at Horicon in July will give visitors an opportunity to soak in the sunshine.

Central Office
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:46:11 p.m.
Statement by DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp on Waukesha Water Diversion
Statement by DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp on the Waukesha Water Diversion:
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00:46 p.m.
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Farm Bill wildlife biologists highlight one of many important partnerships between DNR and Wisconsin's conservation groups
MADISON - Wisconsin is known far and wide for the quality of its hunting and wildlife viewing, and the Farm Bill wildlife biologist program continues to play a key role in habitat management and restoration statewide.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:01:52 p.m.
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