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  • DNR Publishes Annual Report Card On Efforts To Protect Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Supplies

    A glass of water

    The Department of Natural Resources recently published its 2019 Annual Drinking Water Report which summarizes compliance with the drinking water requirements and highlights statewide efforts to help public water systems provide safe and adequate drinking water supplies.

    Type: News Release

  • DNR Seeks Input On Proposed ATV/UTV Route Connections In Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest

    A photo of pine trees in the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest.

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking input on proposed plans for improved access to ATV/UTV routes and trails in and around the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest. This enhanced access would be made possible through the designation of 1.4 miles of ATV/UTV routes on DNR roads within the state forest. DNR roads proposed for ATV/UTV route designation in the towns of Sugar Camp and Woodruff, would, in conjunction with routes on local and county roads, contribute to a system of ATV/UTV routes through the forest that connect communities and provide additional recreation opportunities.

    Type: News Release

  • Final Year Of West Nile Virus Monitoring To Conclude This Fall

    Ruffed grouse standing in woods

    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.

    Type: News Release

  • Second Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting Sept. 22

    A pile of whitefish on board a boat

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a second virtual meeting later this month to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish.

    Type: News Release

  • Division of Forestry's Education and Outreach Strategic Plan


    The Division of Forestry’s Education and Outreach Strategic Plan (E&O Plan) describes how the division will use education and outreach to help implement its Strategic Direction. The plan focuses mainly on internal division efforts and strategies and reflects what the division sees as our niche in education and outreach efforts based on our stated roles in the Strategic Direction.

    Type: Content page

  • Groundwater Quiz

    Test your knowledge and have some fun. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

    Type: Content page

  • Lesson Plans

    Attention Trail Camera Hosts: The Snapshot Wisconsin photo processing system is currently offline due to a system-wide issue. We expect the system to be available again by Monday morning, during the outage there may be no access to the MySnapshot system or photo upload process.

    Snapshot Wisconsin is a great way to get students of all ages outdoors and learning about local wildlife! The project offers a unique opportunity to integrate science and technology into your classroom or nature center. 

    Type: Content page

  • Groundwater educational materials

    Groundwater model Student-using-groundwater-model.jpegStudent using the groundwater model.

    Since 2001, training on the use of a groundwater sand tank model [exit DNR] has been provided annually to educators from schools or nature ce

    Type: Content page

  • Wisconsin Forest Tales


    Wisconsin-Forest-Tales---Cover.jpegWisconsin Forest Tales book by Julia Pferdehirt and Pamela Harden Introduction

    Wisconsin Forest Tales is a historical fiction book in which author Julia Pferdehirt and illustrator Pamela Harden share glimpses of forest history and life over the past 150 years.

    Type: Content page

  • Tree identification

    Tree identification

    What's the easiest way to identify a tree? A dichotomous key of course. A dichotomous key is a tool that allows anyone to determine the identity of items in the natural world such as wildflowers, mammals, reptiles, rocks, fish, and trees. Dichotomous means "dividing into two parts" so the dichotomous keys below will always give only two choices for each step until you have identified the tree.

    Type: Content page

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