LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.



 

Learn How Plants and Animals Weather Winter in The DNR's Latest Issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

In cold weather, most of the water in deciduous trees such as oaks is stored as sap in the root system to avoid freezing. It's just one way plants and animals outwit winter, Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine notes. - Photo credit: Contributed by Len Harris
In cold weather, most of the water in deciduous trees such as oaks is stored as sap in the root system to avoid freezing. It's just one way plants and animals outwit winter, Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine notes.Photo credit: Contributed by Len Harris

Contact(s): Andrea Zani, managing editor, 608-267-9517, Andrea.Zani@wisconsin.gov; or Kathy Kahler, associate editor, 608-266-2625, Kathryn.Kahler@wisconsin.gov.
December 10, 2019

MADISON, Wis. - Winter will not officially begin until Dec. 21, but coping with the season has commenced. How do Wisconsin's plants and animals endure the often harsh conditions? Find out in "Masters of Mother Nature", the cover story in the latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, featuring some of the more interesting adaptations species employ to weather winter.

<i>Winter Wisconsin Natural Resources</i> magazine - Photo credit: DNR
Winter Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Other stories in the Winter issue include a look at the Department of Natural Resource's Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust, which has several projects underway to restore vital wetlands; details on how DNR is working to ensure clean drinking water around the state in this Year of Clean Drinking Water; and a feature on a longtime wildlife rehabilitation program -- and the dedicated 83-year-old woman who runs it.

"Preventive measures" tells how conservation efforts are aiding at-risk species. Those efforts include the work of the DNR Natural Heritage Conservation Program, which also shares its 2019 Field Notes in this issue. The report highlights success stories around the state, from whooping cranes to wood turtles, and spotlights just a few of the DNR staff and volunteers behind the NHC's important conservation actions.

Secretary-designee Preston Cole offers his input on this issue, including opening remarks and a message on climate change and clean energy. In regular features, "Back in the day" recalls the history of the American Birkebeiner ski race, set for Feb. 22 in northern Wisconsin. Additionally, "Outside in Wisconsin" heads to the beach. That is, Big Foot Beach State Park in Lake Geneva, where ice fishing and sledding are among the winter activities.

Also, in this issue, find the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 2020 Calendar pullout. Winning photos from the annual FWSP contest are included, highlighting beautiful scenes from state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas.

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine is published four times a year and is available via subscription for $8.97. Call 1-800-678-9472, or find stories and subscribe online at wnrmag.com.

Last Revised: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Contact information

Need an expert? Contact the Office of Communications.

The Office of Communications connects journalists with DNR experts on a wide range of topics. For the fastest response, please email DNRPress@Wisconsin.gov and the first available Communications Specialist will respond to you.

For more information about news and media, contact:
Sarah Hoye
Director Of Communications
Office Of The Secretary