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News Releases

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Smart, sober driving is season-long lesson of International Snowmobile Safety Week
MADISON, Wis. - Snowmobilers enjoying Wisconsin's trails often hear conservation wardens stressing the importance of safety, staying sober and being smart, which also are among the top priorities promoted during International Snowmobile Safety Week, Jan. 18-26.

Central Office
Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:10:57 p.m.

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Winter Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 18-19
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hosting Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 18-19. Wisconsin's winter Free Fishing Weekend is a great time to discover the fun of ice fishing. Take advantage of this free opportunity to introduce family and friends to the sport.

Central Office
Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:43:01 p.m.

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DHS And DNR Issue PFAS Fish Advisory For Starkweather Creek And Lake Monona
MEDIA ADVISORY: Representatives from the DNR and DHS will be holding a media availability this morning at 11:00 a.m. to answer your questions about these new findings. Reporters should RSVP to for call-in info.

Central Office
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:51:40 a.m.

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Winter Fun Awaits Horicon Marsh Visitors
HORICON, Wis. - The ducks, geese and cranes may have migrated south for the winter, but the opportunities for fun and learning are overwintering at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, with activities and programs for visitors of all ages. Stories, stars, feathered and furry wildlife all offer plenty of reasons to get out and explore, so be sure to include Horicon Marsh in your family's next adventure.

Central Office
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:31:21 p.m.

Incidental Take Notice for Columbia County
MADISON, Wis. - The Poynette Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Processing Center may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare turtle under an authorization 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
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:52:48 p.m.
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Celebrate Pattison State Park Turning 100 At Winterfest
SUPERIOR, Wis. - Pattison State Park is celebrating 100 years since its designation as a state park. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of Pattison and Amnicon Falls State Parks will kick off a year-long celebration honoring the 100th anniversary with Winterfest.

Weekly News
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:27:33 a.m.

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Protect Your Trees from Disease
MADISON, Wis. - With the new year upon us, healthy lifestyle habits are sure to be on many people's minds as they plan for changes in diet and exercise. The new year is also the perfect opportunity to make healthier choices for trees. Winter is the ideal time for tree pruning while avoiding harmful, disease-carrying pests such as the tiny beetles that carry oak wilt from one tree wound to another.

Weekly News
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:27:32 a.m.

DNR Joins UW-Extension to Host Regional CAFO Update Meetings Beginning Jan. 28
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension are co-hosting a series of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) update meetings throughout Wisconsin in late January and early February. Meetings will take place in Green Bay, Luxemburg, New London, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Dodgeville, Marshfield and Jefferson.
Weekly News
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:27:31 a.m.
Disease and Insect Infected Trees to be Removed at Potawatomi State Park
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - Visitors to Potawatomi State Park may notice some logging activity along park roads in the next several weeks as Department of Natural Resources park and forestry staff continue to address the outbreak of two tree diseases in the park.
Central Office
Monday, January 13, 2020 12:03:00 p.m.
Natural Resources Board to Meet Jan. 21-22 in Madison
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet this month in Madison to address the first steps in setting criteria for PFAS substances, including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water and groundwater, among other topics.
Central Office
Monday, January 13, 2020 11:46:25 a.m.
Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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