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News Releases

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Ruffed Grouse West Nile Virus Results Now Available
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received results from the first year testing from the ruffed grouse West Nile virus surveillance project [PDF].

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:30:12 a.m.

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Oct. 31 is the Deadline to Purchase Sturgeon Spearing Licenses
MADISON, Wis. - The deadline to purchase licenses for the 2020 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season is Oct. 31, with state biologists forecasting great opportunities to land the fish of a lifetime.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:30:11 a.m.

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Wolf River Water Resources Management Plan Meeting to be Held Nov. 5
SHAWANO, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invites those with interest in the management of the Wolf River to attend a public informational meeting about the recently completed draft of the Wolf River Water Resources Management Plan for the project area running from Keshena Falls to the Shawano Dam. The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the Large Group Instruction Room at the Shawano High School in Shawano.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:30:10 a.m.

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DNR Launches New Voluntary Environmental Assessment Program for Businesses
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources announced the launch of its new Enviro-Check program. Enviro-Check empowers businesses to proactively verify they are meeting environmental requirements through a third-party assessment. This voluntary program also provides limited liability for violations that are reported and corrected.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:30:09 a.m.

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DNR Expands Clean Diesel Grant Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for projects that reduce diesel emissions and improve Wisconsin's air quality and human health.

Weekly News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:30:08 a.m.

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Free Forestry Field Day in Richland County November 3
MADISON, Wis. - Richland County Land Conservation Committee and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are hosting a field day event on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Ash Creek Community Forest in Richland County.

Central Office
Monday, October 21, 2019 1:45:17 p.m.

Incidental Take Notice for Jackson County
MADISON, Wis. - A Northern Natural Gas Company pipe abandonment project may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare turtle under a permit the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that do not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Central Office
Friday, October 18, 2019 5:06:19 p.m.
DNR Confirms Leachate Discharge in Brown County
MADISON, Wis. - Staff from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Brown County Public Health are assessing the impact and potential risks related to a silage leachate discharge in the town of Ledgeview in Brown County. Silage leachate is the liquid produced in feed storage facilities from compaction and storage of harvested crops.
Central Office
Friday, October 18, 2019 1:46:25 p.m.
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Peninsula State Park to See Major Improvements
FISH CREEK, Wis. - Visitors to Peninsula State Park in Door County will see more than $15 million in improvements over the next year, including a rebuilt Eagle Tower with an accessible ramp, plus a greatly expanded White Cedar Nature Center.

Central Office
Friday, October 18, 2019 1:25:00 p.m.

Surface Water Sampling Reveals PFAS At Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Sampling results sent to the Department of Natural Resources from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport show per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were detected in several stormwater outfalls on the airport property.
Central Office
Friday, October 18, 2019 11:36:55 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, October 18, 2019

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