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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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

Wisconsin Burn Permits

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

2021 Fishing Opener

Across the state, many fishing seasons open May 1. Are you ready for this season’s adventure?

Keep Wildlife Wild

A baby animal’s best chance of survival is with its mother. Learn what to do if you find a wild animal in need of help.

Spring Cleaning

This spring, get rid of your old electronics the right way. Find electronics recycling options near you.

Spring Turkey Season

The annual spring turkey season kicks off with the youth hunt April 17. Get ready for the season!

Snapshot Wisconsin

Be a part of Wisconsin's largest citizen science monitoring project and support wildlife management statewide.

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