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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)


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

Find Your Adventure

Wisconsin has plenty of public land to explore. Find new adventures today.

Fall Color Report

Get the latest on fall colors across the state from Travel Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Burn Permits

Burn permits are free and easy to get online or by calling 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876).

Hunter Safety Education

The first step to giving hunting a try is taking a hunter safety course – choose from in-person, online or a hybrid.

Fall Camping

Fall is a beautiful time in our state parks. Plan your next camping adventure today.

Catch And Release

Fish responsibly. Take simple steps to catch and release your fish to improve its chance of survival.

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