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Environmental Protection | Wildlife Habitat

Common Tern Reaches An Uncommon Milestone

A Wisconsin common tern has reached an uncommon milestone. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that bird number 962-67245 is now the oldest known common tern in the Great Lakes and the second oldest known in North America. 

Monitoring | Public Health | Drinking Water

DNR Offering Free Well Water Screening At Farm Technology Days

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that Wisconsin Farm Technology Days attendees can have their well water screened for nitrate July 20-22.

Awards | Monitoring | Invasives

DNR Announces 2021 Invader Crusader Award Winners

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that a Menomonee Falls kindergarten teacher and his students are among those being honored by the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council as 2021 “Invader Crusaders.” Together, they have pulled more than a ton of invasive garlic mustard.

Education | Maps | Drinking Water

DNR Launches Webpage To Provide Information Hub For Special Well Casing Depth Area In Towns Of Hudson And Warren In St. Croix County

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the launch of a new webpage and informational resources for residents in St. Croix County affected by private drinking water wells contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound (VOC).

Environmental Protection | Wildlife Habitat

Sharp-Tailed Grouse Hunting Season Remains Closed For Fall 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the fall 2021 sharp-tailed grouse hunting season remains closed due to the spring surveys results and concerns over future viability of the sharp-tailed grouse population. Permits and applications will not be available or accepted this year.