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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)


Details on changes to DNR programs and services and links to resources in Wisconsin.

Reduce Salt Use This Winter

Cut back on road salt this season to protect our drinking water and freshwater.

No Ice Is Safe Ice

Recreate safely and practice basic ice safety precautions when fishing, snowmobiling, skiing and more.

Stay Active This Winter

Check out our Events Calendar to find a flurry of activities happening all over the state this season.

Helping Our Endangered Resources

With your help, warblers, wild rice and more got the protection they need in 2022.

Cross-Country Skiing Around The State

Find the skiing spot for you and check trail conditions before you go.

Inland Trout Catch And Release Season Now Open

Fish for Wisconsin's four inland trout species through May 5.

Natural Resources Board

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board sets policy for the Department of Natural Resources.
Natural Resources Board

Conservation Congress

Interested in natural resources management and an opportunity to provide input?
Conservation Congress

Deer Advisory Councils

County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) provides input and recommendations to the department on deer management.
Deer Advisory Councils

Request a Speaker

Submit a request to have members of the Secretary's Office or DNR staff speak at your event.
Request a Speaker

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Environmental Education for Kids EEK!

Brought to you now by FIELD Edventures, after 18 years of support by the Wisconsin DNR.
Environmental Education for Kids EEK!


1-888-936-7463 General questions seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


1-800-943-0003 24-hour spill emergency hotline


1-800-TIP-WDNR or
Confidentially report suspected wildlife, recreational, and environmental violations