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June 3, 2014

MADISON - In fact, the latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine is smoking! Our cover story, "Where there's smoke . . ." recalls lessons learned on the one-year anniversary of the Germann Road Fire. A quick and effective response saved structures and lives. "Back in the Day" plays off the fire theme, looking at technologies used to fight forest fires in Wisconsin. "A soaring new career" pays tribute to the important work DNR pilots do including fire response from the sky.

June 2014 WNR magazine

Natural Resources Board Chairman Preston Cole is profiled this issue and brings some hot new ideas to how we manage natural resources, with a focus on increasing diversity, transparency and customer service.

With warmer weather, we remind readers in "The fawn, the newborn and the warden" and "Focus on Wildlife" to take a photos but then leave baby wildlife alone.

June is Invasive Species Awareness Month and we highlight two hot new invaders. The New Zealand mudsnail is the focus of "Invasive snails find Wisconsin ready to defend" and giant hogweed is battled in "Slaying the Godzilla weed."

Education and entertainment come together and get young and old alike fired up in "Taking a LEEP: Innovative lake education program is making sure no child is left on shore," "No boat? No problem: Discover the joys of fishing from a riverbank" and "Nature's Superheroes: Animals amaze us with their adaptations."

"Wisconsin Traveler" peeks inside the Flyways Waterfowl Museum while "Wisconsin, Naturally" discovers what's growing at Jackson Harbor Ridges SNA.

On the heels of "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," we feature a hot trend in physical education and hunting - archery -in our insert "Take aim with archery." Whether you're a beginning archer or are interested in helping others develop their skills, this supplement explains how kids and adults alike can get started in archery, from school and youth programs to hunter safety education courses and more. Includes a 40-cm archery target for you to pull out and test your abilities!

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Last Revised: Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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