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Potawatomi State Park observation tower assessment finds significant wood decay
The load carrying capacity of the tower has been compromised
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - Forest Products Laboratory, part of the U.S. Forest Services, Department of Agriculture, has released its report outlining the nondestructive wood testing done on the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park.
Central Office
Friday, February 15, 2019 3:06:45 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Grant County
MADISON - The rebuild of an electric distribution line may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare turtle and fish 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
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:27:09 a.m.
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Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting and program; unveiling of newly donated passenger pigeon mount
HORICON, Wis. - Join members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club Feb. 21 for a rare chance to unveil an exceptionally preserved specimen of an extinct bird that once darkened the skies of Wisconsin.

Central Office
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:21:28 p.m.

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Hunters register 3,782 birds during 2018 fall turkey hunt
MADISON - Hunters registered 3,782 birds during the fall 2018 wild turkey season, very similar to the 3,971 turkeys registered during the 2017 fall season.

Weekly News
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:38:46 p.m.

Winter weather conditions can pose challenges for ducks
MADISON - As winter continues in Wisconsin, harsh weather conditions can pose challenges for Wisconsin's ducks.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:38:45 p.m.
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Willow River State Park dam reconstruction proceeding on schedule
HUDSON, Wis. - Reconstruction of the Little Falls Dam in Willow River State Park, which began in the summer of 2018, is on schedule to be completed later this year.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:38:44 p.m.

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Donations via state tax form are an easy and important way to care for Wisconsin's endangered species
MADISON - Wisconsinites have an easy, private and important way to help endangered species in their home state: donate to the Endangered Resources Fund on their Wisconsin income tax form.

Weekly News
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:38:43 p.m.

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Want to be a rare plant detective? Workshops set for Rare Plant Monitoring Program volunteers
MADISON - Plant lovers and others who enjoy searching for rare plants or "botanizing" can put their passion to work by attending free volunteer training for the Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program and then helping track down rare plant populations.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:38:42 p.m.

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Head to a Nest Box Seminar March 2 at Horicon Marsh and do your part to help Wisconsin's birds and bats
HORICON, Wis. - Head to the Horicon Mash Education and Visitor Center March 2 for a hands-on look at how to build bird and bat houses.

Weekly News
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:38:41 p.m.

DNR wardens & local agencies investigating five weekend fatal snowmobile incidents

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to indicate that a fifth snowmobiler has since died from injuries sustained in a collision.]

MADISON -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens, in partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies, are jointly investigating five fatal snowmobile incidents that occurred Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, in the counties of Calumet, Dunn, Langlade, Iron and Forest.
Central Office
Monday, February 11, 2019 1:20:44 p.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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