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DNR News Releases

Red Flag Warning issued ahead of opening fishing weekend in Northwest Wisconsin
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Friday May 6 until 8 p.m. for the following counties: Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer.
Central Office
Thursday, May 05, 2016 5:04:36 p.m.
Proposed master plan variance would allow increased timber harvest at Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
EAGLE, Wis. -- The annual allowable amount of timber that could be harvested from the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest would be increased under a proposed master plan variance that is currently open for public comment.
Central Office
Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:05:04 p.m.
Department of Natural Resources releases final environmental impact statement for Estabrook Dam
MADISON- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has completed the environmental impact statement to address the necessary operating order for the Estabrook Dam, based on Milwaukee County's decision to repair the structure and add a fish passage.
Central Office
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:54:56 p.m.
DNR-funded study identifies trace amounts of salmonella, rotavirus in small sample of Kewaunee wells
MADISON, Wis.- As part of a DNR-funded study, test results reported late Monday afternoon show the presence of salmonella and/or rotavirus in 11 private Kewaunee County wells.
Northeast District
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 5:23:42 p.m.
Wisconsin celebrates Clean Air Month and a decade of Air Quality Awareness Week
MADISON - During the month of May, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating not only Clean Air Month but also the tenth anniversary of Air Quality Awareness Week. This makes May the ideal time to review Wisconsin's clean air record and celebrate the part we all have played in improving our state's air quality.
Central Office
Monday, May 02, 2016 2:52:38 p.m.
DNR accepting applications for Forest Fire Protection grants beginning May 1, 2016
MADISON - Wisconsin fire departments and county/area fire associations can apply for Forest Fire Protection grants from the Department of Natural Resources beginning May 1, 2016. These grants help strengthen the ability of local fire departments and county or area fire organizations to assist the DNR forestry staff in suppression of forest fires. All applications are due to the DNR by July 1, 2016.
Central Office
Friday, April 29, 2016 11:33:55 a.m.
Carp removal efforts part of spring fisheries management in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. - In much of Europe, carp are revered as table fare, gracing the menus for Easter and Christmas feasts.

Central Office
Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:49:42 p.m.
Public comment period opens for six interim forest management plans
MADISON - Interim plans guiding the management of forest resources on a number of state-owned properties across the state are now available for review and comment through May 13, 2016. The interim plans will guide forest management on the properties until formal master plans are completed.
Central Office
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:23:29 p.m.
Innovative DNR program to aid lead service line replacement
MADISON, Wis. - In a major effort to clear the way for cleaner water from the tap, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to make $11.8 million available to municipalities to help remove old lead service lines that bring drinking water into homes.
Central Office
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:07:45 p.m.
Head to the MacKenzie Center May 10 for a summer wildlife tour
POYNETTE, Wis. - Join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff at the MacKenzie Center May 10 from 6-8 p.m. for a summer wildlife tour.

Central Office
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:18:55 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, February 19, 2016

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