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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources keeps the public updated and informed about DNR programs, recreational opportunities, partner news and the state’s bountiful and beautiful natural resources. WNR magazine is published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter and follows in the footsteps of agency publications dating as far back as the early 1900s.


Good buzz for a special bee

Preserve, protect, appreciate

State Natural Areas Program strategizes to safeguard natural heritage lands

Legacy of a legend

Hank Aaron State Trail remains fitting honor for baseball icon who died in January

No pool, no problem

Endurance swimmer Melodee Liegl carries on swimmingly during COVID-19

Half-marathon invigorates body and soul

James Warpinski finds a new perspective from virtual race

'Way of the trail' boosts through-hiker

Emily Ford becomes first woman to conquer Ice Age Trail in winter

Here we go sailing past

Lessons in the sport have a rich history on Wisconsin lakes

Guided by a passion for paddling

Veteran river lover carves path to help others enjoy state waterways

75 years of catch and research

Fisheries management benefits from decades of data collection on Vilas County lakes

50 million and counting

Snapshot Wisconsin seeks volunteers to build on wildlife monitoring momentum

Safer with Smokey Bear

Flat Smokey project helps teach kids about wildfire prevention

Special Report

Wisconsin's Great Lakes: Vital assets to cherish and champion
Special Report

Your Outdoors

Father-son memories grow more meaningful as years go by
Your Outdoors

From the Secretary

A message from Preston D. Cole
From the Secretary

Back in the Day

DNR owes much of its pictorial history to the affable Dean Tvedt
Back in the Day


Feedback and photos from our readers


Find past issues of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine and its DNR publication predecessors