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Landowners with over 160 acres who want a DMAP property visit in 2018 must submit application before March 1
MADISON - Landowners with at least 160 acres who are interested in receiving a site visit in 2018 from wildlife and forestry professionals through the Deer Management Assistance Program are reminded to submit an application before March 1.
Central Office
Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:50:49 p.m.
Environmental review of the City of West Allis project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
WEST ALLIS, Wis.- The City of West Allis is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to make improvements to its public drinking water system. The project entails the removal and replacement of lead service lines throughout the city.
Central Office
Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:00:42 p.m.
Feb. 24 Yellowstone Lake State Park candlelight event cancelled
BLANCHARDVILLE, Wis. - A candlelight ski and hike scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 at Yellowstone Lake State Park has been cancelled because of a forecast for rain or freezing rain and poor trail conditions as a result of recent rain and flooding that occurred at the park.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:15:02 p.m.
Recent rainfall, flooding may contaminate wells
Well owners encouraged to be vigilant
MADISON -- Recent heavy rainfall, mixed with warming temperatures, snow melt and lingering frozen ground can create conditions that may affect private wells and drinking water across central and southern Wisconsin.
Central Office
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:38:14 p.m.
Preliminary recommendations for 2018 antlerless quotas to be developed at March County Deer Advisory Council meetings
MADISON--County Deer Advisory Councils will begin spring meetings in mid-March to start the antlerless harvest quota and permit-setting process for the 2018 deer seasons. Various deer season structure options for each county will also be discussed by councils.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:09:28 p.m.
Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Management Grant Program applications are now available
MADISON - Cities, villages, towns, counties, regional planning commissions, tribal governments and special purpose lake, sewage, or sanitary districts have until April 16 to apply for competitive grants to assist them with the control of pollution from diffuse urban sources that is carried by storm water runoff.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:09:28 p.m.
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Volunteer training set for Rare Plant Monitoring Program

Native plant enthusiasts sought to see how state's rare treasures are faring

MADISON -- People who enjoy looking for plants can see some of the state's rarest and most beautiful native species up close in 2018 by participating in volunteer training for the Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program in coming weeks.

Weekly News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:09:28 p.m.
Newly upgraded tool from DNR helps avoid wetland disturbance
MADISON -- The first step land owners, developers and builders need to take before picking up a shovel or calling in the bulldozers is determining whether a proposed project site is located within a wetland. A new upgrade to the Department of Natural Resource's interactive wetland indicator map will make it easier to determine if a project has the potential to impact wetlands.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:09:28 p.m.
Urban trees well-loved by private residential landowners
MADISON -- Private residential landowners feel the most important benefits the trees in their yard provide are beauty, shade and cooling, improved air quality, privacy, and making their neighborhood a better place to live, according to the results of the recent Wisconsin Urban Landowner Survey.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:09:28 p.m.
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Hundreds of natural resources volunteers gather in Eau Claire on March 22-24
MADISON - More than 12,000 Wisconsin volunteers searched for rare plants, identified frogs, bats, birds and other species, and cut, dragged and burned invasive plants in 2017 to help care for the natural resources they love.

Weekly News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:09:28 p.m.
Last revised: Monday, December 11, 2017

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