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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

  • Spring is wildfire season in Wisconsin


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

Spring Turkey Season

The 2022 spring turkey season is here. Get ready for the season before you head out.

Reduce Food Waste

Food waste is the largest type of waste in our landfills. Make small changes to help save valuable resources.

Spring Burning

Do you need a burn permit? Find out and get yours today – it's free and easy!

Explore More

There's something out there for everyone. Find your adventure.

Volunteer With Wisconsin DNR

Help us protect Wisconsin's natural resources through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Find one near you today.

Free Fun Weekend

Mark your calendar for this year's Free Fun Weekend – June 4-5, 2022.

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