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News Releases

C.W. Caywood Shooting Range In Vilas County Closed Until Further Notice
WOODRUFF, Wis. - A northern Wisconsin shooting range is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff discovered during a recent inspection of public access properties in the vicinity of the range.
Central Office
Friday, August 07, 2020 5:08:55 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Grant County
MADISON, Wis. - The Platte River Water Trail project may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare frog 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 does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Central Office
Friday, August 07, 2020 4:43:34 p.m.
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Water Safety Always Starts With A Life Jacket
MADISON, Wis. - With over 15,000 lakes and 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, thousands of Wisconsinites and visitors flock to shorelines for a chance to get on the water. What makes for a fun activity can also quickly turn dangerous.

Central Office
Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:18:56 p.m.

DNR Public Notices Wastewater Discharge Permit for JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has published its intent to reissue the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit that regulates industrial wastewater discharges from the Johnson Controls Inc. and Tyco Fire Products, LP Facility ("JCI/Tyco") at 1 St. in Marinette, Wisconsin. The draft permit proposes substantial reductions in arsenic loading to the Menominee River and first-time imposition of PFAS limitations.
Central Office
Thursday, August 06, 2020 9:23:20 a.m.
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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.

Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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