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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)


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

2023 Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearings

Make your voice heard on natural resources issues. Attend an in-person open house and the virtual Spring Hearings.

Know Before You Burn

Want to burn some household rubbish or yard waste? Check to see if it's ok under state air and waste management rules.

Reduce Food Waste at Home

Making small changes to reduce food waste at home can help out our state's landfills.

Be Ready for 2023 Fishing

New fishing licenses are on sale now and are valid until March 31, 2024. Find the right fishing license for you.

OutWiGo Green is Coming Up

Our spring celebration at Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit is happening May 13. Join us!

Spring Turkey Season Starts in April

The spring turkey hunting season kicks off with the youth hunt April 15-16. Are you ready?

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