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Wisconsin DNR Features

In-depth articles about Wisconsin's natural resources.

Four Seasons of Fun
Four Seasons of FunWisconsin's great outdoors is beautiful and fantastically fun year-round. Our special seasonal web pages help you embrace each season and explore its activities. They are the multi-media gateways to the activities, events, and places that make Wisconsin a great place to play.

Free fun for everyone June 1-2, 2019
Published: May 7, 2015

Celebrating Clean Water
Celebrating Clean WaterIn 1972, in the midst of a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, and the destruction of wetlands, the principal law to protect the nationís waters was passed. Two years later, Congress followed with the Safe Drinking Water Act, the primary law safeguarding our drinking water.

Clear Progress: The Clean Water Act at 40
Published: Oct 16, 2012

Good things happening on the Great Lakes
Published: Sep 5, 2013

Get to Know Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond
Get to Know Birds in Your Backyard and BeyondWisconsin is a bird loverís paradise. We have an amazing diversity of birds thanks in large part to our location along a major flyway for migrating birds and because we sit at the crossroads of the nationís eastern hardwood forests, western grasslands and northern pine forests. Test your knowledge of birds and enjoy learning a little more about our fine-feathered friends.

Owls are amazing!
Published: Mar 24, 2015

Warblers put a song in our hearts
Published: Aug 24, 2015

Breeding Birds and Summer Mothers
Published: Sep 1, 2015

Celebrating 40 years of protecting Wisconsin's natural heritage
Celebrating 40 years of protecting Wisconsin's natural heritageWisconsin's law safeguarding rare wildlife and plants turns 40 in 2012 with eagles, trumpeter swans, osprey and gray wolves among the successful comebacks made under its protections. In each feature you will find videos, slide shows, a "Comeback Champion" and ways for you to help.

There's a lot to celebrate!
Published: Jan 10, 2012

Eagles soar back
Published: Jan 12, 2012

Published: Feb 7, 2012

Volunteers help sustain wild Wisconsin
Published: Mar 13, 2012

Trumpeter Swans
Published: Apr 1, 2012

Kirtland's Warbler
Published: May 1, 2012

Published: Jun 1, 2012

Karner blue butterfly
Published: Jul 1, 2012

Published: Aug 1, 2012

State Natural Areas
Published: Sep 1, 2012

Whooping Cranes
Published: Oct 4, 2012

Landowner Incentive Program
Published: Nov 1, 2012

Help care for rare wildlife and plants
Published: Dec 1, 2012

Last revised: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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