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April 3, 2012

MADISON -- The cover story in the April issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine features the new season of Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin field trips. The 2012 theme is Outdoors Together: Connecting Generations to Conservation. Trips run April through November and offer chances for people of all ages and abilities to explore Wisconsin's natural resources.

Turn the page and thanks to donations such as those made when people are filling out their tax forms learn why the state Endangered Species Act turns has a lot to celebrate as it turns 40 this year.

Read Wisconsin Natural Resources and watch videos to learn why walleye have come back strong on the Lake Winnebago system

A canopy for partnerships highlights how urban areas are growing legacies by planting trees in their communities. Learn about such partnerships as "The First Down for Trees" and "Root, Root, Root for the Brewers" program.

Stetsonville's thirst for success follows one community's success in building a public water supply. Another community finds economic benefits to having a clean lake in Delavan Lake restoration efforts deliver.

Explore one of the state's newest parks, Straight Lake State Park, in Searching for solitude? Tucked in Wisconsin's northwest corner, this is a foot-traffic only park of 3,000 acres of woodlands and several pristine streams and lakes.

Walleye winning their way back shows how hard work is paying off for ol' marble eyes on Lake Winnebago.

Creature Comforts reminds readers to take caution when trying to help turtles cross the road. Traveler goes on birding treks around the state.

The issue also contains two timely inserts Facing Fire! Wildfire prevention and control in Wisconsin. The 2012 Wisconsin fishing forecast hints at what to expect when you wet a line.

Remember to consider the magazine as a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that can share what you value about the outdoors with family, friends, customers and professional colleagues. Six colorful issues are delivered to reader's doors all year for less than $1.50 a copy. Year-round the magazine shares ways and place to enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors for only $8.97. Subscribe toll-free at 1-800-678-9472, online at or by mail. Subscription blanks and single issues are also available from our circulation office at PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasha Kassulke, editor, (608) 261-8446; Karen Ecklund, circulation manager, (608)267-7410

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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