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Peninsula State Park observation tower to close immediately due to safety concerns
FISH CREEK, Wis. - The observation tower located in Peninsula State Park, known as Eagle Tower, will be closed immediately because of public safety concerns related to structural deficiency issues according to Kelli Bruns, park superintendent.
Northeast District
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:49:17 p.m.
Timber cutting will improve Mecan headwaters
WAUTOMA - Timber cutting and the removal of invasive species in the Mecan River Fisheries Area will assist the regeneration of oak and aspen trees and leave healthier stands of red and white pines, forestry officials said.
Northeast District
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:24:00 p.m.
Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area master plan review process underway
TOMAHAWK, Wis. -- The public will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and suggestions about current and future management of the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area at a June 4 public meeting in Tomahawk and through a public comment period through June 18.
Northeast District
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2:45:29 p.m.
Residents of Oneida, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn counties advised to inspect, monitor trees for storm damage
SPOONER, Wis. - A severe September 2014 thunderstorm damaged trees across Oneida, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn counties, resulting in many reports of brown branches on pines, spruce, and fir trees along roadsides, in forests and yards.
Northwest District
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:14:51 p.m.
Bay City seeks DNR approval for wastewater treatment upgrades
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The Village of Bay City, located in Pierce County, has requested approval from the Department of Natural Resources to upgrade its existing wastewater treatment facility.
Northwest District
Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:07:40 p.m.
White-nose syndrome spreading in Wisconsin bats
MADISON - Winter surveillance in 2014-15 for white-nose syndrome in bats has been completed, with 75 bat hibernacula visited for disease surveillance throughout Wisconsin.
Central Office
Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:54:24 a.m.
Peninsula State Park Volunteer Training May 19, 2015
FISH CREEK, Wis. - People can learn about volunteer opportunities at Peninsula State Park during a volunteer training program May 19.
Central Office
Monday, May 11, 2015 3:23:28 p.m.
After over a month in Jackson County, elk from Kentucky continue to adjust to their new surroundings
MADISON -- After over a month in Jackson County, elk from Kentucky continue to adjust to their new surroundings with help from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and their partners.
Central Office
Monday, May 11, 2015 11:49:51 a.m.
Nominations sought for angling and deer representatives on Sporting Heritage Council by May 22
MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations through May 22 for individuals with experience and interest to fill two positions -- the angling and deer positions -- on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues. The group mainly focuses on recruitment, retention and increasing access to resources and outdoor opportunities.
Central Office
Monday, May 11, 2015 9:31:02 a.m.
DNR plans renovations at Okauchee Lake public boat access site
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources will begin major renovations of the Okauchee Lake public boat access site located in the Village of Oconomowoc in Waukesha County later this month. The boat launch will remain open through Memorial Day weekend. Beginning May 26, the site will be closed to all use including boat launching and shore fishing. It is likely that the site will remain closed for construction throughout this coming summer.
Southeast District
Friday, May 08, 2015 4:54:55 p.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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