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April 2009

Hot ideas to cool fires

© Courtesy of Brian M. Luebke

Firefighters, engineers and operators combine their talents and experience to modify equipment and safely extinguish wildfires.

by Lori Compas

On a warm day in 1982, DNR Forest Fire Control Assistant Steve Michalko was called to a fire in Marinette County. A recreational vehicle had been stolen, stripped and set on fire near a pine plantation...

Also in this issue...

© Michael Drummond Construction season

Meet the eastern phoebe that builds a life on the ledge.

© Kate Redmond Explore close to home

Weekend day trips offer hikes, paddles and tours to see nature at its finest from spring through fall.

© Conservation Congress logo Seventy-five years of conservation through democracy

For 75 years, Conservation Congress has set its sights and cast its lot toward better days outdoors.

© Joel A. Trick, USFWS A warble from the barrens

Kirtland's warblers are slowly gaining a toehold in scrubby jack pine country.

© Taylor Gifts Plant a pet-friendly garden

You and your pet can both enjoy digging in the soil as Creature Comforts suggests plants that are pet-healthy treats and plants to avoid along the paths your pets travel in your yard.

© DNR Division of Forestry The race to green up

Traveler heads to where the woods have labels. Visit these arboretums as the branches bud up, leaf out and start the race to green up.

Special Insert

cover icon 2009 Wisconsin Fishing Report
An annual update of fishing improvements and the season forecast.

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