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Spring 2018

A DNR is born

Agency emerged 50 years ago after concerns spurred action, reorganization.

Andrea Zani

Not to oversimplify, but it might have been soap suds, of all things, that proved to be the biggest catalyst for environmental changes in the state during the 1960s — and what eventually led to the creation 50 years ago of the Department of Natural Resources.

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Also in this issue…

Photo of kayakers looking up at rock formation at edge of water25 years of adventure
Spanning a quarter century, Natural Resources Foundation field trips have soared to new heights.

Photo of marshy pond landscapeWander these little wild spaces
Come along and see some of Milwaukee area's many fields of green.

Photo of baby pheasant chicks in a crate © Kelly MaguireHatching success at State Game Farm
Upgrades modernize the DNR's pheasant-rearing facility.

Photo of yellow compass plant in prairie © Doreen PfostRooted in the past, a sanctuary grows
Faville Grove in Jefferson County presents timeless vision of how lands once looked.

Photo of man holding a sucker he caught © Brandon KamineLearn to love a sucker
If there's one born every minute, that's a good thing.

Photo of Gordon Bubolz © Photo courtesy of Gordon Bubolz FamilyNatural leader, nature champion
Numerous sites bear the stamp of Gordon Bubolz, who mastered the business of land preservation.

Photo of two baby wood ducklings in the opening of a nestbox © Harlan AlbersPorch-sitting makes way for ducklings
With a flurry of fuzz balls, little wood ducks head out on life's adventures.

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