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Visit the DNR at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Find out everything you need to know to 'Enjoy Wisconsin's Wild Side' by stopping by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' area at the Wisconsin State Fair's Exploratory Park.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:24:53 p.m.
Wisconsin firefighters head to northwest and Canada to assist with suppression efforts
MADISON -- Increased wildfire activity in the northwest and Canadian province of British Columbia has prompted a request to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fire control program to assist in suppression and protection efforts.
Weekly News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:24:53 p.m.
Annual citizen-science deer survey to begin Aug. 1
MADISON-Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on deer, gives Wisconsin residents a great opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.
Weekly News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:24:53 p.m.
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Public comments sought on final draft master plan revision for Brule River State Forest
BRULE, Wis. -- The public has a final opportunity to review and comment on proposed revisions to the master plan for the Brule River State Forest that proposes additional recreational opportunities for the property.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:24:53 p.m.
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Annual statewide water report highlights efforts to protect Wisconsin's public water supplies
MADISON - According to the Department of Natural Resources 2016 Annual Drinking Water report [PDF], more than 99 percent of the state's public water systems provided water that met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Maximum Contaminant Level standards. "DNR could not successfully manage the state's drinking water resources without its partners," said Steve Elmore, bureau director for DNR's Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater. "With vigilant monitoring and creative approaches to resolving compliance challenges, we are able to manage a sustainable supply of safe drinking water from public water systems."

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:24:53 p.m.
Public meeting set on dredging in Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC - A public meeting to discuss disposal of dredged material from Lakeside Park's Fisherman's Pier will be held by the Department of Natural Resources at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in Rooms D and E at the Fond du Lac government center at 160 S. Macy St.
Northeast District
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:12:23 p.m.
Public comment period opens for four Interim Forest Management Plans
MADISON - Interim plans guiding the management of forest resources on four state-owned properties are now available for review and comment from July 24 through August 6, 2017. The interim plans will guide forest management on the properties until formal master plans are completed.
Central Office
Monday, July 24, 2017 8:16:40 a.m.
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Storm damage, flooding closes trails at state park properties across southern and western Wisconsin
MADISON - Wednesday night's storms resulted in downed trees and flooding at several state park and trail properties in west central, southwest and south central Wisconsin.

Central Office
Friday, July 21, 2017 10:57:22 a.m.
Village of Oostburg requests approval of wastewater treatment plant improvements
OOSTBURG, Wis. - The Village of Oostburg has requested approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.
Southeast District
Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:22:46 p.m.
Statement from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp on the retirement of DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel
The state of Wisconsin will be missing a dedicated public servant with the retirement of Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel and I will miss serving with him in Governor Walker's cabinet. Through his many years in public service, Ben has always understood the challenges of making laws and implementing them. I offer my appreciation for those years of service. I congratulate him and wish Ben a rewarding retirement. He has definitely earned it.
Central Office
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:36:28 p.m.
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