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  • Lake Superior Virtual Preliminary Hearing Oct. 13

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    The Department of Natural Resources will hold a preliminary public hearing at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 to discuss a scope statement for future emergency and permanent rules relating to fish harvest in Lake Superior. 

    Type: News Release

  • Fall Waterfowl Hunting Season Openers Just Around The Corner

    Three mallards fly above water.

    Duck hunters in the Northern Zone will begin another fall duck hunt on Saturday, Sept. 26. Southern and Mississippi River Zones open Saturday, Oct. 3.

    Type: News Release

  • 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

  • Collared Deer Are Legal To Harvest During Fall Deer Seasons

    A deer wearing a radio collar stands in a field of tall grass.

    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.

    Type: News Release

  • New Restrictions On PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foams Effective Sept. 1

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    MADISON, Wis. - 2019 Wisconsin Act 101, published on Feb. 6, 2020 and codified in Wisconsin Statutes section 299.48, implements measures that mitigate the discharge of PFAS-containing firefighting foam into the environment, and in doing so supports efforts by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and fire departments to protect the health and safety of Wisconsin residents and the firefighting community.

    Type: News Release

  • Mourning Dove, Early Teal And Early Goose Seasons Open Sept. 1

    Hunter at sunset

    Hunters can once again head to Wisconsin's fields and marshes on Sept. 1 when the mourning dove, early teal and early Canada goose seasons open.

    Type: News Release

  • Environmental Review Of The City of Stoughton Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    The City of Stoughton in Dane County is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails replacement of lead service lines throughout the City of Stoughton.

    Type: News Release

  • NR 151 rule changes for nitrate

    Type: Content page

  • Herptile Regulations

    Blanding's Turtle

    All native herptiles (herps) are considered protec

    Type: Content page

  • Thermal water quality standards

    Thermal pollution is the change in the water temperatures of lakes, rivers and other surface waters caused by man-made practices. These temperature changes may adversely affect fish and aquatic life in Wisconsin's surface waters by reducing the reproductive success of fish and aquatic life, contributing to habitat degradation and, in extreme cases, causing fish kills. Human health, domestic animals and wildlife may also be at risk if water temperatures are sufficiently high to cause scalding.

    Type: Content page

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