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News Releases

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Botanists Identify - And Contain - A New Invasive Grass In Wisconsin
LA CROSSE, Wis. - The serendipitous discovery of an aggressive invasive grass never before documented in Wisconsin sparked a rapid response effort in July culminating with Department of Natural Resources staff and partners surveying the property and hand-pulling small patches of the plants and spraying larger patches with herbicide.

Central Office
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 1:00:39 p.m.

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Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting August 18
MADISON, Wis. - In order to fully engage with everyone who has an interest in lake whitefish, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss options on the best path forward for this species.

Central Office
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 10:52:35 a.m.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting August 12
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet virtually for the August board meeting to consider several proposed emergency rules and informational items.
Central Office
Monday, August 03, 2020 12:39:59 p.m.
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DNR Launches New Website
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website developed to be faster and more user-friendly.

Central Office
Friday, July 31, 2020 3:42:58 p.m.

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Bonus Antlerless Deer Harvest Authorizations On Sale In August

Editor's Note: A previous version of this press release incorrectly stated the date the NRB approved the final 2020 deer season structure and antlerless harvest authorization levels. 

Central Office
Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:41:50 p.m.

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Green Tier Program Celebrates Milestone Anniversaries
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating the milestone anniversaries of its Green Tier participants.

Central Office
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:27:24 a.m.

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No Sharp-tailed Grouse Hunting Season For Fall 2020
MADISON, Wis. - In light of scientific data and concerns over population viability, there will be no sharp-tailed grouse hunting season this fall. With no permits available, no applications will be made available or accepted this year.

Central Office
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:33:26 p.m.

DNR Confirms Spill At JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is monitoring the cleanup of an accidental release of a mixture of river water and contaminated groundwater from the JCI/Tyco facility at 1 Stanton St. in Marinette.
Central Office
Monday, July 27, 2020 1:53:13 p.m.
DNR Issues Final Site Closure For State's Largest Brownfield Cleanup Project
MADISON, Wis. - After nearly 30 years of planning, investigating and cleaning up, the city of Milwaukee has completed cleanup of a 110-acre former brownfield site that they once considered "Wisconsin's biggest eyesore."
Central Office
Monday, July 27, 2020 12:53:09 p.m.
Environmental Review Of The Village of Arlington Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Village of Arlington in Columbia County has applied for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails construction of a new municipal well, connecting water main, and abandonment of Well 2.
Central Office
Monday, July 27, 2020 10:19:53 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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