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Trail cameras provide opportunity to help restore Wisconsin's only state-endangered mammal
RHINELANDER, Wis. - Wisconsin conservation biologists hope a network of trail cameras can play a role in helping to restore populations of the American marten, an elusive member of the weasel family and the only state-endangered mammal in Wisconsin.

Weekly News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:23:18 p.m.

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Feeding deer during winter months can do more harm than good
MADISON - As cold weather continues in Wisconsin, state wildlife officials say people should consider the negative impacts of wildlife feeding and look to alternatives that provide long-term benefits to help wildlife through a cold and snowy winter season.

Weekly News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:23:17 p.m.

Natural Resources Board to meet February 27 in Madison
MADISON - Requests to consider an emergency order related to harvest management of the Lake Superior fishery, a forest conservation easement purchase in Iron County, and master plan approvals for three ecological landscapes in northwestern Wisconsin are among the items the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will address when it meets February 27 in Madison.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:23:16 p.m.
Entries sought for Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests
MADISON - Artists looking to have their work featured on a piece of history have until July 15, 2019 to submit artwork for the 2020 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:23:15 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Walworth County
MADISON - A bridge replacement project on U.S. Highway 14 in Walworth County may result in the "incidental taking" of two rare snake species under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Weekly News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:23:14 p.m.
Additional CWD detections in more wild deer in Eau Claire County will be a topic of public meeting on February 27
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that two wild deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in western Eau Claire County, in the towns of Brunswick and Drammen following fall surveillance efforts conducted by the DNR in conjunctions with hunters and landowners
Central Office
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:05:42 p.m.
Public may review and comment on proposed variance to Flambeau River State Forest master plan
HAYWARD, Wis. - The public may review and comment on a proposed variance to the master plan for the Flambeau River State Forest that would allow the former forest headquarters building to be used on an interim basis to house two employees working at the property.
Central Office
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:10:23 p.m.
Potawatomi State Park observation tower assessment finds significant wood decay
The load carrying capacity of the tower has been compromised
STURGEON BAY, Wis. - Forest Products Laboratory, part of the U.S. Forest Services, Department of Agriculture, has released its report outlining the nondestructive wood testing done on the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park.
Central Office
Friday, February 15, 2019 3:06:45 p.m.
Incidental take notice for Grant County
MADISON - The rebuild of an electric distribution line may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare turtle and fish under a permit the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Central Office
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:27:09 a.m.
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Horicon Marsh Bird Club meeting and program; unveiling of newly donated passenger pigeon mount
HORICON, Wis. - Join members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club Feb. 21 for a rare chance to unveil an exceptionally preserved specimen of an extinct bird that once darkened the skies of Wisconsin.

Central Office
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:21:28 p.m.

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