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Federal court decision relists gray wolves in western Great Lakes region as endangered species

MADISON - In response to a lawsuit brought against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated a 2012 decision, which delisted wolves as an endangered species.
Issued by DNR Central Office on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:24:17 PM

DNR invites data submissions for biennial water quality assessment

MADISON, Wis. -- Lake associations, public health departments, conservation groups, academic researchers and citizen scientists are being encouraged to submit data and observations for inclusion in a biennial assessment of Wisconsin's waters by the Department of Natural Resources.
Issued by DNR Central Office on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:04:41 PM

Village of Caledonia requests DNR approval of sewer plan

CALEDONIA, Wis. - The Village of Caledonia has requested that the Department of Natural Resources approve a plan for providing sewer service along the Interstate 94 corridor within the village.
Issued by DNR Southeast District on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:12:47 PM

Holiday Hunt provides opportunity for antlerless harvest in the Southern Farmland Zone

Deer Tales video gives viewers a look at some first-time hunters and seasoned veterans

MADISON - The Holiday Hunt will give hunters in the Southern Farmland Zone an opportunity to hunt antlerless deer from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2015.
Issued by DNR Weekly News on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:11:56 PM

DNR surveillance efforts detect VHS virus in wild coho used for egg collection

Two batches of eggs destroyed as a precaution, but no impact expected on spring 2016 stocking

MADISON -- Ongoing surveillance efforts detected viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in wild coho salmon processed this fall for egg collection at the Root River Steelhead Facility operated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Issued by DNR Weekly News on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:11:56 PM

Need for additional community support, long-term monitoring identified as DNR sets aside proposal to stock Big Green Lake with landlocked Atlantic salmon

GREEN LAKE, Wis. - After reviewing more than 50 submitted comments on a draft environmental impact statement, studying testimony presented at a public hearing and considering a wide variety of fisheries data, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has tabled a proposal to stock Big Green Lake with landlocked Atlantic salmon until additional data on the fish community, specifically cisco, can be gathered.
Issued by DNR Weekly News on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:11:56 PM

Mission to protect, enhance forests stands strong in DNR nurseries consolidation plan

MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources' seedling production will merge into a single operation at its Boscobel nursery under a reorganization plan to balance expected customer demand with production costs.
Issued by DNR Central Office on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:37:28 AM

Landowners encouraged to take advantage of incentives to open lands to public for spring turkey hunt

MILWAUKEE - There's still time for private landowners in southeast Wisconsin to sign up for the Turkey Hunting Access Program for the 2015 season, according to Justin Blindert who coordinates the program for the Department of Natural Resources.
Issued by DNR Southeast District on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 2:45:35 PM

DNR investigating manure spill near Brothertown

BROTHERTOWN, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources is investigating a liquid manure spill at the Meyer Farms dairy, located at the corner of St. Charles Road and County Highway G near the town of Brothertown.
Issued by DNR Central Office on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:45:40 PM

Elk group gifting Browning knives to youth in hunter ed classes

Youth graduates of 2015 Department of Natural Resources hunter education courses could win a free Browning knife from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, thanks to its donation valued at $40,000 presented in support of Wisconsin's hunting traditions and conservation partners.
Issued by DNR Central Office on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:37:09 PM

Last revised: Sunday, December 21, 2014

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