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 OfficeProposed master plan variance would allow increased timber harvest at Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
Thursday, May 05, 2016 5:04:36 p.m.
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 OfficeDepartment of Natural Resources releases final environmental impact statement for Estabrook Dam
Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:05:04 p.m.
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 OfficeDNR-funded study identifies trace amounts of salmonella, rotavirus in small sample of Kewaunee wells
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:54:56 p.m.
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 DistrictWisconsin celebrates Clean Air Month and a decade of Air Quality Awareness Week
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 5:23:42 p.m.
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 OfficeDNR accepting applications for Forest Fire Protection grants beginning May 1, 2016
Monday, May 02, 2016 2:52:38 p.m.
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 OfficeCarp removal efforts part of spring fisheries management in Wisconsin
Friday, April 29, 2016 11:33:55 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. - In much of Europe, carp are revered as table fare, gracing the menus for Easter and Christmas feasts.
Central OfficePublic comment period opens for six interim forest management plans
Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:49:42 p.m.
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 OfficeInnovative DNR program to aid lead service line replacement
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:23:29 p.m.
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 OfficeHead to the MacKenzie Center May 10 for a summer wildlife tour
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:07:45 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:18:55 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, February 19, 2016