Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

1998 Contents


December 1998

Armchair escape
Suggested reading and listening to savor the outdoors on indoor nights.
The Butternut Buck
A favorite hunting yarn from one family's archives.
Campside comfort
A cookout sparks a call to dish up your fireside favorites.
Cold-weather acrobats
Snow fleas or "springtails" turn flips for frigid weather.
Deer to our culture
In "Heart and Blood," anthropologist Richard Nelson reflects on the ties that bind people to white-tailed deer.
Calmed frenzy
Two feet underfoot, chipmunks rest up for a busy spring.
Making peace with geese
Urban goose populations are growing, and there's no ducking the issues large flocks raise.
Wisconsin Traveler
Guys on ice.
Special Insert:
A New wiggle on waste
Using worms to compost food waste and save landfill space.

October 1998

Coming to grips with growth
Are northern Wisconsin's lakes and rivers losing the very essence of the north itself?
Deer on the agenda
When the topic is whitetails, hunters, developers, landowners and businesses all have an opinion. Public forums will help everyone sort out the issues and build a long-range action plan.
Bird prejudice
We aspire to soar with the eagles, but it's pigeons we parrot.
No bull
Bottom-feeding bullheads deserve a grunt of praise.
Stumped by a sale
How woodland owners can get burned when selling their trees.
Home-grown harvest
Many of the northern ducks we watch or hunt each fall are raised right here.
Never fear, EEK! is here
For kids, an inside source on the outdoors.
Wisconsin Traveler
Halloween in Wisconsin State Parks.

August 1998

More pleasant for pheasant
Populations of a favorite game bird can recover if there's enough good habitat to go around.
A time for action
A mix of projects shows how we're doing as ecosystem management moves from theory to practice.
A fair to remember
For Wisconsin's centennial celebration, a tiny corner of West Allis was transformed into the Great Northwoods.
Fairways in the rough
Habitat loss and erosion: Are these environmental hazards par for the course when new golf facilities are constructed?
Containing gypsy moth
As gypsy moth spreads across the state and country, there are lots of options in the arsenal to slow it down.
An invasion beaten by eatin'?
These voracious beetles can't get enough of that purple stuff.
Mississippi River rehab
Restoring the Big River's islands and backwaters for wildlife benefits the human community in unexpected ways.
Readers Write
Letters to the editor.
Wisconsin Traveler
Wisconsin Folklife Festival.

June 1998 (State Sesquicentennial issue)

Does history matter?
A comtemplation on robins' nests, sticktights, and the passage of time.
Where memories are made
A 90-year-old parks plan saved places to relax.
Walking on water
Groundwater rights evolved slowly.
Drink up!
Keeping disease out of drinking water took diligence.
On common waters
Common rigths to rivers and lakes are older than Wisconsin.
The long run at state fish hatcheries
How the hatchery program hatched.
The Badger Fish Cars
Fish stocking via rail.
Into Lake Michigan's waters
Exotic fish took hold by many routes.
These lands are our lands
How public lands were set aside
On things lost and brought back from the brink
Two species that were saved.
Preserving the living past
protecting parcels of our natural heritage.
In the shadow of Wisconsin Heights
A memorium to conflict and contributions of past cultures.
The roots of our forest future
Two ideas that planted today's forests in firm ground.
Keeping things wild in Wisconsin
Many tactics preserve Wisconsin's wild flavor.
A case that becamse a cause
A lawsuit over ozone spread into a regional strategy.
Passing the acid test
Early cooperation cut the sting of acid rain.
A way from urban decay
Finding value in run-down real estate.
Wisconsin's war on waste
Every generation reexamines wasteful habits.
Outdoor allies
Safe outdoor sporting is no accident.
Building better knowledge
Research still has lessons to teach.
Readers Write
Letters to the editor.
Wisconsin Traveler
Sesquicentennial events.

April 1998

For the birds
Across Wisconsin's marshes, forests and fields, intrepid volunteers are gathering vital information for the state's most comprehensive survey of avian life to date. Care to join them?
Get ready for spring boating
Time to test, tune-up and tweak your boat for a safe season.
A splash of color
Tiny dace and darters add sparkle to Wisconsin's waters.
Sustaining the changing forest
Trends from the latest forest survey show landowners change more quickly than trees mature. Close contact between foresters and private landowners will keep the forest growing.
Coming back home
Even the birdlife is feisty back in Wisconsin.
With a guide at your side
You'll never walk alone on a Natural Resources Foundation field trip.
Readers Write
Letters to the editor.
Wisconsin Traveler
Flowers take center stage in Door County

February 1998

You Llittle weasel!
Maligned and misunderstood, weasels deserve a closer look.
Can you recommend a good lawyer?
Don't judge this delicious fish by its looks.
The metal that slipped away
The costs of reining in the ubiquitous spread of mercury are high. The costs of not reining it in may be higher.
The wood stove
There's nothing like a crackling fire to warm up winter.
Moon rings and rainbows
Sunlight, moonlight and water vapor work the angles of the atmosphere to produce brilliant, evanescent light shows.
The digging out of Nip
The tale of a boy, his dog, and a long winter's night.
The Earth Day Project
Schools and organizations committed to helping the environment and their communities fly the Earth Flag with pride.
Readers Write
Letters to the editor.
Wisconsin Traveler
Toast your buns at the world's longest weenie roast!