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DNR News Releases

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Motorists and ATV/UTV Riders Urged to Share the Road Safely
New Wisconsin law allows local communities to authorize ATV/UTV use on local roads with posted speed limits of 35 mph or less
MADISON -- Motorists could be sharing the road more frequently in some areas with all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles (ATV/UTV) under a change in state law granting local authority to allow use on roads within territorial boundaries.

Central Office
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:06:38 p.m.
Sand mining incident impacting Trempealeau River
MADISON - An incident at the High Crush LLC industrial sand mining facility in Whitehall in Trempealeau County is impacting the Trempealeau River in western Wisconsin.
Central Office
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:33:40 a.m.
Hunters advised to exercise caution near location of St. Croix County bear incident
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating a close encounter with two bears on the Betterly Waterfowl Production Area, three miles east of New Richmond.
Northwest District
Monday, May 21, 2018 1:08:47 p.m.
Great Lakes states to collaborate on West Nile virus monitoring in ruffed grouse
MADISON -A region-wide effort to better understand West Nile virus in ruffed grouse is getting underway in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Central Office
Monday, May 21, 2018 12:37:27 p.m.
Flood damage may delay opening of Columbia County Shooting Range
POYNETTE, Wis.- The planned June opening of the nearly complete Columbia County Public Target Range is now likely to be delayed due to flood damage at the site. Recent heavy rains caused damage to shooting areas and newly constructed berms.
Central Office
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:42:49 p.m.
Public meeting set on plan to dispose of dredged material in the city of Manitowoc
MANITOWOC - A public meeting to discuss disposal of dredged material from the Little Manitowoc River will be held by the Department of Natural Resources at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the engineering conference room at Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street.
Northeast District
Monday, May 14, 2018 11:17:36 a.m.
Head to Crex Meadows May 19 for annual Spring Bird Festival
GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Celebrate the arrival of spring and head to Crex Meadows Saturday, May 19 for the annual Spring Bird Festival.
Northwest District
Monday, May 14, 2018 10:12:05 a.m.
Informational meeting regarding chronic wasting disease in Eau Claire County to be held May 22
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress will host a public meeting May 22 to discuss the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in western Eau Claire County.
Northwest District
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 11:29:55 a.m.
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Head to Horicon Marsh May 19 for Wildflowers for Wildlife event
HORICON, Wis. - Head to Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center for a Wildflowers for Wildlife event Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

South Central District
Monday, May 07, 2018 12:07:54 p.m.
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The ultimate birder adventure - Horicon Marsh 21st Annual Bird Festival will be held May 10-14
HORICON, Wis. - Bird enthusiasts can experience the sights, sounds and natural beauty of birds in peak spring migration as the Horicon Marsh Bird Club hosts the 21st annual Bird Festival at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center May 10-14.

Central Office
Monday, May 07, 2018 11:15:18 a.m.
Last revised: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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608-267-2773