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Wisconsin DNR Features

In-depth articles about Wisconsin's natural resources.

New exhibits at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

New exhibits at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Construction of the new educational displays and hands-on exhibits will be complete on August 22, 2015.

The exhibits will occupy portions of both the first floor and lower level, which opens onto a trail system winding through the 11,000 acre state marsh.

New exhibits showcase the story of the Horicon Marsh
Published: Dec 15, 2014

Effort to Dam Rock River in 1800s created flood of conflicting memories at Horicon
Published: Feb 24, 2015

Waterfowl and wildlife flocked to Horicon in late 1800s
Published: Apr 15, 2015

At turn of the 20th century, dredge and drain efforts changed Horicon landscape
Published: Jun 15, 2015

Restoration efforts started in 1920s continue to influence Horicon Marsh management today
Published: Aug 15, 2015

Celebrating Clean Water

Celebrating Clean WaterIn 1972, in the midst of a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, and the destruction of wetlands, the principal law to protect the nationís waters was passed. Two years later, Congress followed with the Safe Drinking Water Act, the primary law safeguarding our drinking water.

Clear Progress: The Clean Water Act at 40
Published: Oct 16, 2012

Good things happening on the Great Lakes
Published: Sep 5, 2013

Celebrate National Drinking Water Week, May 1-7 2016
Published: May 5, 2014

Get to Know Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond

Get to Know Birds in Your Backyard and BeyondWisconsin is a bird loverís paradise. We have an amazing diversity of birds thanks in large part to our location along a major flyway for migrating birds and because we sit at the crossroads of the nationís eastern hardwood forests, western grasslands and northern pine forests. Test your knowledge of birds and enjoy learning a little more about our fine-feathered friends.

Owls are amazing!
Published: Mar 24, 2015

Warblers put a song in our hearts
Published: Apr 24, 2015

Breeding Birds and Summer Mothers
Published: Jun 1, 2015

Celebrating 40 years of protecting Wisconsin's natural heritage

Celebrating 40 years of protecting Wisconsin's natural heritageWisconsin's law safeguarding rare wildlife and plants turns 40 in 2012 with eagles, trumpeter swans, osprey and gray wolves among the successful comebacks made under its protections. In each feature you will find videos, slide shows, a "Comeback Champion" and ways for you to help.

There's a lot to celebrate!
Published: Jan 10, 2012

Eagles soar back
Published: Jan 12, 2012

Bats
Published: Feb 7, 2012

Volunteers help sustain wild Wisconsin
Published: Mar 13, 2012

Trumpeter Swans
Published: Apr 1, 2012

Kirtland's Warbler
Published: May 1, 2012

Osprey
Published: Jun 1, 2012

Karner blue butterfly
Published: Jul 1, 2012

Mussels
Published: Aug 1, 2012

State Natural Areas
Published: Sep 1, 2012

Whooping Cranes
Published: Oct 4, 2012

Landowner Incentive Program
Published: Nov 1, 2012

Help care for rare wildlife and plants
Published: Dec 1, 2012

Last revised: Monday, July 13, 2015

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608-267-2773