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Incidental take notice for Sheboygan County
MADISON - The proposed Kohler Golf Course may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare plant 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
Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:39:09 p.m.
Public invited to comment on habitat restoration project for endangered bird
MADISON, Wis.-The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment from May 3 through June 2, 2018 about a proposed project that would restore habitat for the Piping Plover, a federal and state endangered bird. The project will improve habitat along about 1,700 feet of St. Louis River shoreline near Superior, Wisconsin in an area owned by the Wisconsin DNR called the Wisconsin Point Bird Sanctuary.
Central Office
Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:13:49 p.m.
Environmental review of the City of Sheboygan project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)
MADISON, Wis. - The City of Sheboygan is an applicant for funding through the SDWLP to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. Project entails replacement of lead service lines throughout the City of Sheboygan.
Central Office
Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:12:12 a.m.
DNR investigating "white" algae on Winnebago
OSHKOSH - Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources have assessed the creamy white, decomposing organic material, sometimes mixed with brown material, that has been collecting on parts of the west shore of Lake Winnebago.
Northeast District
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:33:03 p.m.
DNR approves straddling community diversion application from city of Racine
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources issued an approval today allowing the city of Racine to divert an annual average of 7 million gallons a day of water from Lake Michigan for its customers within the village of Mount Pleasant. The village of Mount Pleasant straddles the divide between the Lake Michigan basin and Mississippi River basin.
Central Office
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:08:20 p.m.
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2018 fishing opener to feature hungry walleye, pike and panfish after a late ice out
Waters in southern two-thirds of Wisconsin are open while northern lakes are in play
MADISON - Opening day of the 2018 regular inland fishing season follows the coldest and snowiest April on record, meaning it's a pretty good bet many of anglers' favorite fish species will be hungry and ready to bite, state fisheries officials say.

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:52:25 p.m.
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CDACs consider prolonged winter when making final recommendations for 2018 deer season
MADISON - As more snow hits northern Wisconsin and local concerns rise about its impact on the deer herd, County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) are wrapping up their portion of the annual antlerless harvest quota-setting process for the 2018 deer season.

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:52:25 p.m.
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Admire raccoon kits from afar - mom is near!
MADISON - Despite the snow on the ground, spring is here and mammals and birds are busy raising inexperienced young.

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:52:25 p.m.
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Volunteers triple the number of rare plant populations checked
One rare bloom last reported near Boscobel in 1884
MADISON - A rare, beautiful blue bloom last reported in Boscobel in 1884, a tripling in the number of rare plant populations checked on, and a decline in statewide populations of the delicate lady's slipper orchid are among discoveries made by volunteers and shared in the recently released Rare Plant Monitoring Program annual report for 2017 [PDF] (exit DNR).

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:52:25 p.m.
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Wisconsin Waterfowl Association installs nest boxes for ducks at Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area
WEST BEND, Wis. - Local conservationists are making a difference for wildlife at Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area.

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:52:25 p.m.
Last revised: Monday, December 11, 2017

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