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DNR unveils new website

By Central Office March 1, 2012

Contact(s): Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson 608-267-2773

MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources website,, has undergone an extreme makeover and now it's ready for the big reveal.

The new layout, global header, footer, topic-based landing and content pages will make it easier for those looking for information or ways to access permit applications and purchase licenses online. This new look and functionality is designed to provide a better customer experience.

"I'm absolutely thrilled with this new design," said DNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp. "It's been a challenge but I think it's turned out wonderfully and I'm very interested in hearing from our customers what they think of this effort. I hope they will be pleased and as they explore the site give us feedback for ways to make it even better."

In addition to a cleaner design and improved search functions, the new website will feature images of Wisconsin outdoors and outdoor activity in all seasons of the year and one-click links to news of the day and other popular features. Visitors will also be able to link directly to the department's Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr sites from any page.

"Our visitors will notice a cleaner, simplified, more customer and business-friendly layout," said JD Smith, redesign project manager. "We've improved our search function using keywords with the goal of helping website visitors find the information they're looking for easier and faster. We invite visitors to click on the feedback link in the footer to provide comments."

Last Revised: Thursday, March 01, 2012

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