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DNR News Releases

Oak wilt confirmed in Price County
PHILLIPS, Wis. - Oak wilt, a deadly disease of oaks, has been found for the first time in Price County.
Central Office
Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:07:02 p.m.
DNR Op-Ed: Alignment effort emphasizes accountability, provides for greater efficiency in application reviews and permitting
By DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
Central Office
Thursday, December 01, 2016 2:03:21 p.m.
DNR begins implementation of major effort to better align resources with stakeholder priorities
MADISON - Following a yearlong effort to analyze staff resources and prioritize core work, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wednesday announced implementation plans for a strategic effort to better align its functions and organizational structure with the changing needs of customers and stakeholders.
Central Office
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:02:19 p.m.
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Wisconsin's annual nine-day gun deer hunt sees increase in statewide buck harvest; opportunities for antlerless deer hunting continue through January
MADISON - Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in the buck harvest, especially in the far northern counties.

Central Office
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:37:55 a.m.
Logging scheduled for Columbia County wildlife and fishery areas
POYNETTE, Wis. - Visitors to Mud Lake, Grassy Lake, Pine Island and Paradise Marsh Wildlife Areas in Columbia County are likely to see active timber harvests on these public properties in the near future.
Central Office
Friday, November 25, 2016 4:03:16 p.m.
Rib Mountain State Park to being accepting reservations for New Friends Gathering Space beginning Nov. 28
WAUSAU, Wis. -- Rib Mountain State Park will start accepting applications for the park's new Friends Gathering Space beginning on Monday, November 28, 2016.
Central Office
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:42:34 a.m.
Draft Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area master plan will be presented for final approval at Dec. 14, 2016 Natural Resources Board meeting
MADISON - Following a valuable public input process spanning more than three years, the draft Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area master plan will be presented for final approval at the Dec. 14, 2016 Natural Resources Board meeting.
Central Office
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 11:32:37 a.m.
Draft Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area master plan will be presented for final approval at Dec. 14, 2016 Natural Resources Board meeting
MADISON - Following a public input process that included multiple public meetings and a four-day workshop to acquire stakeholder input, the draft Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area master plan will be presented for final approval at the Dec. 14, 2016 Natural Resources Board meeting.
Central Office
Friday, November 18, 2016 1:52:26 p.m.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comments on draft environmental assessment for public access site development and renovation projects on navigable waters in Wisconsin
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment regarding public access on Wisconsin's navigable waters.
Central Office
Monday, November 14, 2016 2:06:11 p.m.
Deer hunters in central Wisconsin asked to participate in CWD surveillance on opening weekend of the gun deer hunt
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources is enlisting the help of deer hunters in Adams, Juneau, Portage, and Marathon counties to assist in chronic wasting disease surveillance during the upcoming gun deer season.
Central Office
Monday, November 14, 2016 1:32:44 p.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, November 02, 2016

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