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DNR News Releases

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Fawn season! Admire from afar, mom is near
MADISON - State wildlife officials remind outdoor enthusiasts the best way to enjoy Wisconsin's whitetail fawns being born now through early July is from afar because their mother is nearby even though you don't see her.

Central Office
Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:26:41 p.m.
DNR finalizes lead service line replacement program: application deadline approaching
MADISON, Wis. - Following a public comment period that ended May 10, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is preparing to implement its plan to make $11.8 million available to municipalities to help remove old lead service lines that bring drinking water into homes.
Central Office
Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:41:10 a.m.
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Head to Horicon Marsh for summer events
HORICON, Wis. - Warm weather has arrived at Horicon Marsh and a number of June events will help people of all ages soak in the summer sun.

Central Office
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:48:50 p.m.
State secures 7,090 acres of land for forestry, recreation with $3.5 million easement
MADISON - Wisconsin has assured that 7,090 acres of forests in Douglas County will remain in sustainable forestry and open for public recreation with the approval of a $3,545,000 easement on the property approved by the state Natural Resources Board at its meeting today in Madison. This is the third of three easements in the Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest Legacy Project that collectively ensure that 73,000 acres of land will be available for forest management and timber production to serve the wood products industry and remain open to the public for nature based outdoor activities.
Central Office
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:03:08 a.m.
Natural Resources Board approves 2016 deer harvest quotas and season structure
MADISON - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved deer hunting season framework and antlerless deer quotas for 2016 at its May 25 meeting in Madison.
Central Office
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:55:51 a.m.
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Concerned citizens spur project changes to make road safer for turtles and other wildlife as well as motorists
Now is the time to report turtle crossings and mortalities on Wisconsin roads
STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Concerned citizens, two state agencies, a county and a team of "turtle wranglers" are joining forces to help rare and common turtles cross the road more safely at a Portage County site identified as one of Wisconsin's most dangerous crossings for turtles and other wildlife.

Central Office
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:12:03 p.m.
Horicon Marsh dam construction not expected to affect river travel or navigability
HORICON, Wis. - Planned maintenance June 6 -10 to repair the Horicon Marsh dam, located on the Rock River in Horicon, is not expected to affect river travel or navigability.
Central Office
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:32:23 p.m.
Warm and dry conditions result in Red Flag Warning in 12 northern counties
MADISON, Wis. - In conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Monday, May 23 until 7:00 pm for the following counties: Ashland, Iron, Price, Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Langlade, Forest, Florence, Oconto, Marinette and Menominee.
Central Office
Monday, May 23, 2016 8:03:38 a.m.
Join DNR staff May 31 for a live chat and learn more about landscaping with native plants
MADISON - The promise of receding frost has spread the urge to plant throughout Wisconsin, and a May 31 online chat will help gardeners of all skill levels incorporate native plants into landscaping projects.
Central Office
Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:59:37 a.m.
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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to host online bear chat May 19 at noon
MADISON - Those interested in learning more about bears in Wisconsin are reminded to join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts for an online chat Thursday, May 19 at noon.

Central Office
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:52:34 p.m.
Last revised: Thursday, May 12, 2016

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James Dick
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608-267-2773