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June 2017

A century of scenic grandeur

Wyalusing celebrates 100 years of incredible views and bountiful recreation.

Paul Holtan

Standing on the bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers 500 feet below, it's pretty easy to see why John Nolen recommended Wyalusing as one of four locations for Wisconsin's first state parks in a 1909 report to the State Parks Board.

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Photo of yellow-flowered plants growing at side of road © David J. EaganStill feeling the burn
A wild parsnip warrior revisits the nasty invasive, just in time for its warm-weather return.

Photo of a man with a headlamp in a dark cave using a swab on a bat hanging from cave ceiling © Jennifer RedellSurvivors and silver linings
White-nose syndrome takes a heavy toll on bats but spurs research and protections to aid recovery.

Photo of a lake with a sandy beach © Robert HessWaters run deep at Lake Wazee
What began as an iron mine is now a popular county park.

Photo of three hunters in blaze orange in a field of tall, brown grass © Brenda VonRuedenFifty years of hunter safety
Wisconsin's emphasis on education dates back five decades, evolving with the times to keep the sport safer.

Close-up photo of woman snorkeling under water and holding a snail in her fingers © Paul SkawinskiStemming the tide
Study shows no increase in spread of aquatic invasive species.

Photo of a man in blaze orange stocking cap, standing next to a trailer with a collared elk calf jumping out the back door into the snow © Ben GruberIt's elk country once more
Herd settles in at Black River State Forest.

Image of a dollar signThe Fish and Wildlife Account Report
Tackling the funding gap