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  • DNR To Update Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan

    DNR staff hold walleye captured in a 2019 spring netting survey

    To continue managing walleye populations across the state, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin updating Wisconsin’s Walleye Management Plan through regional public meetings and surveys.

    Type: News Release

  • More Hunters And Organizations Encouraged To Join The Fight Against Chronic Wasting Disease

    CWD testing kiosk

    No one cares more about Wisconsin deer than Wisconsin hunters, which is why for the past two years, individuals and organizations around the state have partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to place more chronic wasting disease (CWD) self-service kiosks and carcass disposal dumpsters for hunters to help monitor and slow the spread of CWD.

    Type: News Release

  • Environmental Review Of The Village Of Bruce For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    The Village of Bruce is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project includes the destruction and reconstruction of well one and its chemical room, pump and storage area.

    Type: News Release

  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Oconto And Shawano Counties

    An ash tree infected with emerald ash borer is shown dying from the top down with branches sprouting low on the trunk of the tree.

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forestry staff have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Town of Little Suamico in Oconto County and the city of Shawano in Shawano County.

    Type: News Release

  • DNR Offers Robust Statewide CWD Testing

    A CWD testing kiosk

    In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing during the 2020 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons. The health of the deer herd relies on commitment from hunters.

    Type: News Release

  • Statewide Deer Hunter Diary Study To Be Conducted This Fall

    A buck deer standing at attention during the rut and the Wisconsin rifle hunting season.

    This fall, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching its largest ever survey of deer hunters to better understand which harvest opportunities hunters decide to take.

    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

  • DNR Seeks Public Input On Water Quality Standards

    The back of a warden sitting in a boat, patrolling the protected waters of Chequamegon Bay.

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is beginning a public input process to determine what issues it will work on over the next three years to protect water quality in lakes, streams and rivers.

    Type: News Release

  • Help The DNR Plan For The Future Of 25 Wisconsin Watersheds

    Watershed between two groups of trees.

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is responsible for safeguarding clean waters. Still, the public is an active participant in helping identify protection and restoration priorities and implementing solutions.

    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

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