Beat the "Black Friday" crowds and give the gift of the great outdoors

Weekly News article published: November 25, 2013 by the Central Office

MADISON - Avoid the crowds and give a gift to help loved ones enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors: a state park pass to 60 state parks and forests, Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, tree seedlings for conservation purposes, and guidebooks to special places and for birds, frogs and turtles, to name just a few.

Go to and search "gifts" for ideas from the Department of Natural Resources for presents that are good to give at any time of the year.

Many of these gifts can be purchased online immediately. In some cases, the buyer may need to make a call or email someone to secure the gift. Either way, they are gifts that keep on giving: insight into new places to explore in Wisconsin; access to special places and activities; and a legacy for now and future generations to enjoy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Gaumnitz, 608-264-8942

Last Revised: Monday, November 25, 2013