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Some Good Signs For Wild Rice In 2020

As harvesters begin picking wild rice on the few waters with early maturing wild rice, Wisconsinites can look forward to a season consistent with recent years in northern Wisconsin.

Education | Environmental Protection | Monitoring | Recreation | Hunt

Final Year Of West Nile Virus Monitoring To Conclude This Fall

In collaboration with the Minnesota and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, the Ruffed Grouse Society and Wisconsin Conservation Congress, the Wisconsin Department of Natural resources will conduct the third and final year of sampling in a multi-year monitoring program this fall looking at West Nile virus (WNV) in ruffed grouse.

Business | Environmental Protection | Brownfields

DNR Awards Brownfields Grant Valued Up To $35,000 To City Of Portage

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Assessment Monies (WAM) program to the city of Portage. The WAM program provides contractor services for environmental assessment worth up to $35,000 for eligible sites. The DNR awarded the grant to the city of Portage for a property in the city’s downtown that has been abandoned and left to the elements since 2018.

Regulations | Hunt

Collared Deer Are Legal To Harvest During Fall Deer Seasons

During the 2020 hunting season, hunters may spot deer that are equipped with radio collars. Collared deer are part of a mortality study in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and are legal to hunt with a standard Wisconsin hunting license and harvest authorization.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Sept. 23

Due to public health advisories, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) will meet virtually on Sept. 23 to consider authorizing several preliminary public hearing and comment periods and informational items.