August 4, 2015
MADISON - The cover story, "The fine art of state parks," in the August issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine pays tribute to the complex work of DNR's landscape architects. It's not just landscaping that they do - it's "architecture of the outdoors." The cover photo of a walkway at Whitefish Dunes State Park is evidence.
Get a glimpse of the treasures in "Chock-full of grainy goodness," a story about DNR's historic images being digitized and made available to the public.
Several essays on grouse, deer and turkey hunting are as inspiring as they are educational: "The start of the hunt, the start of a tradition," "Six decades of deer hunting" and "There's no better place to hunt turkeys."
The Buena Vista Marsh is a special place that turns out prairie chickens but the author of "A rare, rare chicken" finds something even more special there - a leucistic greater prairie chicken. The village of Fall River makes big strides as a model for wetland mitigation and restoration in, "Wastewater collection lagoons get a new life."
"Providing a helping hand to private woodland owners," offers testimony to the work of Wisconsin's Private Woodland Owners. A historic white pine lives on at the welcome desk of the Flambeau River State Forest headquarters in "A white pine eulogy."
In time for the grand opening of the "Explorium" on August 22 at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, the "Back in the Day" column takes a look at a historic decoy collection certain to draw in flocks of visitors. "Wisconsin Traveler" goes day tripping back in time to Old World Wisconsin. The Wisconsin, Naturally feature takes readers above the Mississippi River to the Maiden Rock Bluff State Natural Area.
This issue includes an insert, "Back to the future: Hunting for local sustainable food," outlining a Learn to Hunt for Food course and incentives for becoming a hunting mentor.
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