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DNR report to board highlights partnerships, public input opportunities and customer satisfaction
MADISON, Wis. -- Strong public-private partnerships, increased opportunities for public engagement and continued emphasis on customer satisfaction were highlights for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 2014, Secretary Cathy Stepp reported to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
Central Office
Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:46:35 a.m.
Brenntag Great Lakes, LLC, obtains preliminary DNR approval to renew its hazardous waste storage and treatment license
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis-- The Department of Natural Resources has made a preliminary determination to renew the hazardous waste storage and treatment license for Brenntag Great Lakes, LLC, located at N59 W14706 and N59 W14776 Bobolink Ave., in the village of Menomonee Falls.
Southeast District
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:19:22 a.m.
Largest recreational and forest land acquisition in Wisconsin history approved
MADISON - The second phase of an easement that permanently secures public recreation on 65,867 forest acres in Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett and Washburn counties was approved by the State Natural Resources Board at their February meeting in Madison.

Central Office
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:15:50 p.m.
Master plan review process to begin for proposed Rib Mountain State Park ski area expansion
MADISON - A proposed expansion of a downhill ski area within Rib Mountain State Park will be evaluated under a master plan amendment review process under a proposal approved by the state Natural Resources Board at their February meeting in Madison.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:37:55 a.m.
Natural Resources Board approves deer population objectives for three-year period
MADISON - The Natural Resources Board today approved deer population objectives in each county for a three-year period.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:36:38 a.m.
Natural Resources Board approves Deer Trustee Report final rule package; legislative review and approval to follow
MADISON - The Natural Resources Board today approved a Deer Trustee Report final rule package that will implement a new deer management program and establish regulations for future deer hunting seasons.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:19:01 a.m.
Interested parties can now obtain Recreation Trail Aids Grant applications from the DNR
MADISON-Applications for the Recreation Trail Aids program are now available from the Department of Natural Resources for municipal governments and incorporated organizations whose primary purpose is trails or trail usage.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:10:14 a.m.
City of Ripon Wastewater Treatment Facility awarded 20th annual Laboratory of the Year award
MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources has recognized the City of Ripon's Wastewater Treatment Plant as the 2015 Registered Laboratory of the Year. The award is presented annually to recognize laboratories for their outstanding commitment to producing high quality data.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:06:15 a.m.
Sturgeon season ends safely with high harvest
APPLETON - Having braved some of the most brutal weather conditions in memory, sturgeon fishermen closed out the 2015 spearing season today with a harvest of 2,158 fish, the sixth highest harvest on record.
Northeast District
Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:04:16 p.m.
WILD Women Winter Workshop to be held March 7 at Crex Meadows
GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Women interested in learning winter outdoor activities are invited to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area to spend a day setting up a winter camp, trekking on snowshoes and ice fishing.
Northwest District
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:55:34 p.m.
Last revised: Monday, January 26, 2015

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