Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

2014 Contents


December 2014

The Kettle Moraine State Forest has the cure for cabin fever
Make it your winter sports playground.
The Wright time to garden
Dig into Frank Lloyd Wright's other legacy.
Available to all
State parks open the outdoors with accessible opportunities.
Angling for a new romance?
Fall in love with, and while, fishing.
Bringing back "The Bottoms"
Dunnville State Wildlife Area is making a comeback.
Good reads on a cold night
Highlighting Wisconsinís natural treasures.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Back in the day
Of Christmas trees, long, long ago
Wisconsin Traveler
Get cozy at the Seth Peterson Cottage at Mirror Lake State Park.
Wisconsin, naturally
Pine Hollow State Natural Area.
Special Inserts
A peek beneath the waves [PDF 4.56MB]
Managing and protection aquatic plants for the health of Wisconsin lakes.
A peek beneath the waves [PDF 4.56MB]
Managing and protection aquatic plants for the health of Wisconsin lakes.

October 2014

Wisconsin's forests benefit from active management
Forest plans enhance ecological diversity and expand recreational and economic opportunities.
Driftless oaks
Their rings tell the environmental history of southwest Wisconsin.
An urban teen with a taste for the outdoors
Meet Milwaukee's Devan Jenkins.
Stand up for safety
Take tree stands seriously from the start.
Building a better life for bats
How a housing project can help.
What's cooking at wild rice camp?
Discovering a tasty and healthy tradition.
The soy of cooking...up great environmentall ideas
Partnership with Kikkoman is part of the Office of Business Support and Sustainability's effort to reach out to businesses.
Connecting with outdoor enthusiasts
DNR's mobile apps make it easier to find places to have fun.
A "tail" from the field
Why I traded spring turkey hunting for fall.
Reflecting on dad
Coffee, conversations and coming to grips with change.
The bells of autumn
A grouse hunt awakens the senses and revives memories of a beloved dog.
Flipping lakes
An experiment turns students into scientists and movers one lake from an invasive to a native state.
Outdoor youth expo enjoys new home
MacKenzie Center is center of attention.
Back in the day
Party permits, red wool plaid and deer–draped Chevies were icons of Wisconsin deer hunting in the 1960s.
Wisconsin Traveler
Toasting Wisconsin's wine country.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Wisconsin, naturally
Kurtz Woods State Natural Area

August 2014

What to know before you go
Be ready for the deer hunt with this helpful guide to regulations changes.
Recycling reinvigorated
Wisconsin WRAP helps retailers and consumers give new life to plastic bags and film.
A quirky excuse to roam Wisconsin
Highpointing has all of the highs and none of the lows.
See somethng suspicious? Stop.
Law enforecement partners warn about mobile meth labs in the outdoors.
Herding carp
A restoration project transforms an aging lake into a community hub and reins in carp.
The power of citizen scientists
Harnessing the energy of volunteers who are curious about Wisconsin's environment.
Try your hand at teal hunting
New season sparks reminder to brush up on duck identification.
Land and water conservation
Wisconsin's proud heritage.
Fueling the food of the future
Scrap composting is catching on.
Illegal burning only stops with education
Know Wisconsin's open burning Laws.
Back in the day
Rough fish helped in tough times.
Traveler
The door to Door County Two Rivers is a treat
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback
Wisconsin, naturally
Kangaroo Lake State Natural Area
Special Inserts
A peek beneath the waves [PDF 4.56MB]
Managing and protection aquatic plants for the health of Wisconsin lakes.

June 2014

One year after the Germann Road Fire
Reflecting on a quick and effective response.
A soaring career
DNR Pilots have an office with a view like no other.
Natural Resources Board Chairman Preston Cole
Bringing diversity, transparency and customer service to the forefront of managing natural resources.
The fawn, the newborn and the warden
A lesson in keeping wildlife wild.
Focus on Wildlife
Take pictures, but please don't touch.
Invasive snails find Wisconsin ready to defend
Timely lessons as June is Invasive Species Awareness Month.
Slaying the Godzilla weed
Giant Hogweed is noxious
Taking a LEEP
Innovative lake education program is making sure no child is left on shore.
No boat? No problem.
Discover the joys of fishing from a riverbank.
Natureís Superheroes
Animals amaze us with their adaptations.
Back in the day
Two emerging technologies ushered in a new era of fire control.
Wisconsin Traveler
It's the most (water) fowl of museums.
Readers Write
Sharing readers'photos and feedback.
Wisconsin, naturally
Jackson Harbor Ridges State Natural Area

Special Inserts

Archery Insert [PDF 3.51MB]
Take aim with Archery
Target Poster [PDF 4.06 MB]
Target Poster

April 2014

Take it outside
Explore a field trip with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
2014 Great Wisconsin Birdathon
This May, flock to the action and support our state birds at WIBirdathon.org .
Remembering a lost bird
It's been 100 years since the passenger pigeon became extinct.
Wisconsin turtle populations at a crossing
How the public is helping them find a safe path to protection.
Your fish wish answered
Wisconsin Walleye Initiative seeks to enhance a Wisconsin way of life by stocking larger walleye.
A healthy dose of flavor
Wisconsin fish bring beneficial omega–3 fatty acids to the table.
Building a path along Wisconsinís "Gift of the Glaciers"
Ice Age Trail Alliance Mobile Skills Crew volunteers are as unique as the trail.
Talking turkey with my nephew
Quality time together makes the "Learn to Hunt Turkey" program all the more memorable.
Public Access Lands Atlas opens the doors to the outdoors.
The DNR debuts search–friendly maps and so much more.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Back in the day.
Celebrity anglers who wet a line in Wisconsins waters.
Wisconsin Traveler
The Clearing comes with a vision and view.
Wisconsin, naturally
Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area
The Wisconsin Fishing Report Spring 2014 [PDF 977KB]
The Wisconsin Fishing Report

February 2014

Going full circle
Living the dream of sea kayaking the waters around Rock Island.
Take a stand
Stand up paddleboarding popularity is on the rise.
A streambank clock
The Mecan meanders through time and terrain.
Growing up on the ice
A girlís fishing dream comes true and delivers lifelong lessons.
Bitten early by the big trout bug
A longtime Wisconsin trout angler finds reasons each season to smile.
Concierges of the campground
Camp hosts make visitors feel right at home.
To the rescue
Lost fishing tackle can be dangerous to loons.
A birdís eye view
What eagle research tells us about waterway cleanup and the comeback of an American icon.
Readers Write
Readers' photos and feedback.
Back in the day
A heyday for tobogganing and ski jumping.
Wisconsin Traveler
Pure museum madness.
Wisconsin, naturally
Genesee Oak Opening and Fen State Natural Area

Special Inserts

Conserving Wisconsin's Natural Heitage [PDF 2.85MB]
Conserving Wisconsin's Natural Heitage
Conservation Patrons [PDF 745 KB]
Conservation Patrons
Wisconsin's Fish and Wildlife [PDF 997 KB]
Wisconsin's Fish and Wildlife