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DNR News Releases

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DNR will apply bright dye to Menasha lock canal
MENASHA, Wis. - In order to identify possible locations where round gobies might be able to bypass the Menasha lock and dam and enter Lake Winnebago, state officials will apply a non-toxic yellow-green dye Thursday morning to the Menasha lock canal.

Central Office
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:29:25 p.m.
DNR can help landowners with storm-damaged woodlands
Foresters from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are ready to assist Northwest Wisconsin landowners who experienced storm damage to their woodlands last week. On May 16, a severe storm started in Polk County, left a path of destruction in Barron and Rusk counties, and ended in Price County. Governor Scott Walker declared a State of Emergency for Barron, Jackson and Rusk counties following the tornadoes and damaging storms.
Central Office
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:17:15 p.m.
In wake of regional flooding private well owners should check wells
Flooding has closed some campgrounds and trail sections
MADISON, -- Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties last week have affected private property owners and state properties as well.
Central Office
Monday, May 22, 2017 3:24:50 p.m.
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Novice deer hunters 12 years of age and older encouraged to apply for special hunt at Sandhill Wildlife Area before June 30 deadline
BABCOCK, Wis. - Experience Wisconsin's deer hunting heritage through the Learn to Hunt Deer program at Sandhill Wildlife Area in November.

Central Office
Friday, May 12, 2017 2:28:02 p.m.
Clean Air Month encourages citizens to Be Air Aware
MADISON - This May, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating the state's clean air and continued air quality improvements statewide.
Central Office
Friday, May 05, 2017 10:35:47 a.m.
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Horicon Marsh to host bird, wildflower and hiking events in May
HORICON, Wis. - Outdoor enthusiasts searching for spring migrants and wildflowers are encouraged to visit Horicon Marsh in May to experience songbird migration, hike the trails or enjoy a family-friendly event.

Central Office
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:06:16 p.m.
DNR invites public feedback on habitat improvements for Tichigan Wildlife Area
RACINE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is inviting public discussion of a proposed fisheries project for Tichigan Creek, a class III trout stream in Racine County, as well as updated management plans for Tichigan Wildlife Area.
Central Office
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:13:33 p.m.
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Wisconsin Urban Wood celebrates Green Tier Charter signing
MADISON, Wis. - Improving urban forest management practices took a step forward Friday with the signing of a Green Tier charter by Wisconsin Urban Wood and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Central Office
Friday, April 28, 2017 3:20:11 p.m.
Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery to host spring open house Saturday, April 29
WILD ROSE, Wis. - The Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery will host a spring open house event on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the world class fisheries supported by the hatchery and the great fishing opportunities that lie ahead.
Central Office
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:50:34 p.m.
Gypsy Moth Aerial Spraying to Begin in May
Western and central Wisconsin counties are scheduled to be treated for gypsy moth May through August
MADISON, Wis. - Residents of 20 western and central Wisconsin counties can expect to see and hear loud, low-flying planes as early as sunrise starting in early May. Small, yellow planes will be treating for invasive gypsy moth caterpillars. These non-native pests defoliate trees during their caterpillar stage, causing stress and potentially tree death. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection are leading the treatment efforts against the gypsy moth.
Central Office
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:21:18 p.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, November 02, 2016

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608-267-2773