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Wisconsin DNR Features

In-depth articles about Wisconsin's natural resources.

Celebrating 40 years of clean water progress in Wisconsin

Celebrating 40 years of clean water progress in Wisconsin

In 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.

DateTitle / SubjectArticle
Oct 16, 2012Clear Progress: The Clean Water Act at 40 View
Sep 5, 2013Good things happening on the Great LakesView
May 5, 2014Safe Water on Tap: 40 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act View
Top Four Seasons of Fun

Four Seasons of Fun

Wisconsin's great outdoors is beautiful and fantastically fun year-round. Our special seasonal web pages help you embrace each season and explore its activities. They are the multi-media gateways to the activities, events, and places that make Wisconsin a great place to play.
DateTitle / SubjectArticle
Jan 10, 2013Winter WonderlandView
May 1, 2013Free fun for everyone June 7-8, 2014 View
Jun 21, 2013Summer SwingView
Aug 15, 2013Fall FunView
Top June is Invasive Species Awareness Month

June is Invasive Species Awareness Month

June is Invasive Species Awareness Month, a time when Wisconsin residents and visitors can pitch in to help prevent the spread of the aggressive, non-native plants and animals that are invading Wisconsinís lakes, woods and wetlands.
DateTitle / SubjectArticle
May 31, 2013Keep invasive plants out!View
Jun 13, 2013Stop aquatic hitchhikersView
Jun 18, 2013Stop forest pestsView
Top Celebrating 40 years of protecting Wisconsin's natural heritage

Celebrating 40 years of protecting Wisconsin's natural heritage

Wisconsin'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. Each month you will find videos, slide shows, a "Comeback Champion", ways for you to help, places to go, and events including a highlight on Wisconsin Public Radio's Larry Meiller show with a DNR expert.

DateTitle / SubjectArticle
Jan 10, 2012There's a lot to celebrate!View
Jan 12, 2012Eagles soar backView
Feb 7, 2012BatsView
Mar 13, 2012Volunteers help sustain wild WisconsinView
Apr 1, 2012Trumpeter Swans View
May 1, 2012Kirtland's WarblerView
Jun 1, 2012OspreyView
Jul 1, 2012Karner blue butterflyView
Aug 1, 2012MusselsView
Sep 1, 2012State Natural AreasView
Oct 4, 2012Whooping CranesView
Nov 1, 2012Landowner Incentive ProgramView
Dec 1, 2012Help care for rare wildlife and plants View
Last revised: Wednesday, December 18, 2013