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Spring prescribed burns proposed for southern Wisconsin
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to conduct prescribed burning on a number of DNR properties in southern Wisconsin this spring if appropriate weather conditions exist.
Central Office
Friday, March 24, 2017 11:45:04 a.m.
Highway reconstruction may result in the incidental take of rare plant and insect
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The reconstruction of County Highway Q may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare plant and insect under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Central Office
Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:23:02 p.m.
Maple Fest to be held April 1 at MacKenzie Center

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release was previously issued in the March 21 Wisconsin DNR Weekly News.]

POYNETTE, Wis. - Free guided tours of the sugar bush, demonstrations of how to tap a maple tree for sap and how to boil the sap down in the "sugar shack" to make syrup are among the fun-filled activities planned at the annual Maple Syrup Festival at the MacKenzie Center near Poynette. The educational event for families will be held Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Central Office
Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:13:52 p.m.
Strong partnerships shine in third year of elk translocation efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: Photos and video footage of the March 23, 2017 elk release will be available Friday, March 24.

Madison - Twenty-eight Kentucky elk have arrived at their new home in the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County. Once released into the wild, the "class of 2017" will join the current Clam Lake herd.
Central Office
Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:25:06 a.m.
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DNR, partners work to improve Pine Lake Fish habitat
WILD ROSE, Wis. - Wood in the water is good and efforts by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in coordination with the We Really Kare fish club and Crossways Campus Ministries aim to improve fish habitat in Pine Lake in Waushara Co.

Central Office
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:16:15 p.m.
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Maple Fest to be held April 1 at MacKenzie Center
POYNETTE, Wis. - Free guided tours of the sugar bush, demonstrations of how to tap a maple tree for sap and how to boil the sap down in the "sugar shack" to make syrup are among the fun-filled activities planned at the annual Maple Syrup Festival at the MacKenzie Center near Poynette. The educational event for families will be held Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Weekly News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:38:25 p.m.
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New catch and release state record fish category to create excitement for anglers when 2017 season opens
MADISON -- Dedicated catch and release anglers know there's little that equals the joy of releasing a healthy musky, northern pike or even a walleye with the hope that it will spawn again and perhaps provide excitement for another angler.

Weekly News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:38:25 p.m.
2017 revision to the Broad Incidental Take Permit and Authorization for activities with no or low impact to endangered resources in Wisconsin
MADISON -- The Department of Natural Resources proposes to revise the Broad Incidental Take Permit and Authorization for No and Low Impact Activities. A number of activities that have no or low impact on endangered or threatened plants and animals are covered by this broad incidental take permit and authorization. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Weekly News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:38:25 p.m.
Public input sought as Wisconsin DNR, Michigan DNR, Chippewa bands ready walleye rehabilitation effort for Lac Vieux Desert
Five-year effort aims to address Lac Vieux Desert walleye decline
LAND O' LAKES, Wis. -- Two public meetings, set for April 4 and 6, are being held in Vilas County to gather public input on a multi-agency plan to address declining walleye numbers in Lac Vieux Desert.
Weekly News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:38:25 p.m.
High school artists, angling enthusiasts sought for DNR trout and salmon stamp contests
MADISON - Students in grades 9 through 12 who have artistic talent or just really like to fish, will want to check out the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources inland trout stamp and Great Lakes salmon and trout stamp design contests for the 2018 year stamps.
Weekly News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:38:25 p.m.
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