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Open house and public hearing set for shooting range in Columbia County
PORTAGE, Wis. - The public is invited to an open house and public hearing on two draft documents that are part of the development of a new public shooting range on the Mud Lake Wildlife Area in the Town of Lowville, February 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Columbia County Law Enforcement Center, 711 East Cook Street, Portage.
South Central District
Friday, January 23, 2015 2:40:53 p.m.
Harrington Beach State Park torch light hike and ski Feb. 7
BELGIUM, Wis. - People will be able to hike, and if there is enough snow, ski on trails lit by tiki torches at Harrington Beach State Park on Feb. 7.
Southeast District
Friday, January 23, 2015 10:59:03 a.m.
Valentine's candlelight night at the Interstate Park
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. - People can experience a winter evening by candlelight with hundreds of luminaries lit to guide skiers, snowshoers and hikers on separate trails for a special Valentine's Candlelight Night at Interstate Park on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Northwest District
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:37:06 p.m.
February naturalist events at Whitefish Dunes State Park
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - The public will have a number of opportunities to learn to snowshoe or to participate in snowshoe hikes each weekend throughout February at Whitefish Dunes State Park.
Northeast District
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:26:38 p.m.
Applications for nonpoint source pollution control grants now available from the DNR
MADISON - Local units of government have until April 15 to apply for cost-sharing grants for controlling nonpoint source pollution in their communities. The grants reimburse the cost for agriculture or urban runoff management practices in areas with surface or groundwater quality concerns.
Central Office
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:46:59 p.m.
February programs set at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
HORICON, Wis. - February programs have been scheduled at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.
South Central District
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8:53:55 a.m.
Portion of DNR wildlife area up for name change
GREEN BAY - State wildlife managers are proposing a name change for the Little Tail Unit of the Green Bay West Shore Wildlife Area. If approved, it would henceforth be named the Bayside Road Unit.
Northeast District
Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:03:37 p.m.
From Wisconsin waters to your plate: DNR announces fishing for dinner initiative
MILWAUKEE-- People who have never fished have the opportunity to learn basic fishing skills, find fishable waters near their home and prepare their catch for the dinner table, as part of the Fishing for Dinner Initiative. The Department of Natural Resources is cosponsoring a five session community education class with the Urban Ecology Center, UW-Extension, Hunger Task Force, Outpost Natural Foods and Sea Grant Institute.
Southeast District
Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:12:17 a.m.
Cotter hired as wildlife biologist to serve Florence and Forest counties
GREEN BAY - Jason Cotter will serve Florence and Forest counties as a newly hired wildlife biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Northeast District
Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:59:07 a.m.
Jan. 18 Whitefish Dunes State Park birding program cancelled
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - A "Quiet Side Bird Exploration" naturalist program scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18 at Whitefish Dunes State Park has been cancelled due to a presenter illness. The park hopes to reschedule the program for a future date.
Northeast District
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:40:36 p.m.
Last revised: Saturday, January 24, 2015

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