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April 2014

Take it outside

Explore a field trip with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.

Christine Tanzer and Maria Sadowski

Think you know Wisconsin? The Natural Resources Foundation bets it can show you places and experiences you never knew existed. From our State Parks to our State Natural Areas, to our wetlands, grasslands, forests and streams, Wisconsin is full of natural treasures that make our state a beautifully diverse place to live. And, as the saying goes, you have to know something in order to cherish it — and want to care for it.

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Also in this issue…

Egret flying © D.Z. Johson2014 Great Wisconsin Birdathon
This May, flock to the action and support our state birds at WIBirdathon.org.


Passenger pigeon monument at Wyalusing State Park. © DNR FileRemembering a lost bird
It's been 100 years since the passenger pigeon became extinct.


Snapping Turtle crossing the road. © Heather KaarakkaWisconsin turtle populations at a crossing
How the public is helping them find a safe path to protection.


Governor Tommy G.Thompson Fish Hatchery © Michael KienitzYour fish wish answered
Wisconsin Walleye Initiative seeks to enhance a Wisconsin way of life by stocking larger walleye.


Plate with fish © Steve AppsA healthy dose of flavor
Wisconsin fish bring beneficial omega–3 fatty acids to the table.


Volunteers building trails © Dave CaliebeBuilding a path along Wisconsin's "Gift of the Glaciers"
Ice Age Trail Alliance Mobile Skills Crew volunteers are as unique as the trail.


Grandfather, grandson and aunt with Turkey © Beth LindnerTalking turkey with my nephew
Quality time together makes the "Learn to Hunt Turkey" program all the more memorable.


Sunset over lake © DNR FilePublic Access Lands Atlas opens the doors to the outdoors.
The DNR debuts search–friendly maps and so much more.


Fishing Report Cover © DNR FileThe Wisconsin Fishing Report
The Wisconsin Fishing Report (977 KB)