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Weekly News from the Wisconsin DNR Web Site.
Updated: 25 weeks 2 days ago

Public meetings set on changes to northern forests master plans -

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:55
MADISON -- The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on the final proposal from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for a master plan variance that will classify 75 percent of the state's northern forests as forest production areas. - - The master plan variance was directed by, and compliant with, Wisconsin Act 55, 2015 Wisconsin Act 358 and 28.04(3). The legislation directs the department to propose a variance to the master plans of all northern state forests, except Governor Knowles State Forest, so that 75 percent of all the land is classified as a forest production area. The DNR is conducting the planning for all the affected state forests simultaneously to gain efficiencies and consistency, and to make engagement and review from interested parties more streamlined, according to Carmen Hardin, DNR Director of Forest Management.
Categories: Northwoods News

Taylor Finger hired by DNR to serve as migratory game bird ecologist -

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:55
MADISON - Taylor Finger has been named the new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources statewide migratory game bird ecologist. - - Born and raised in Wisconsin, Finger received his bachelor's degree in wildlife management and biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master's degree in waterfowl ecology from the University of Western Ontario.
Categories: Northwoods News

Farmers encouraged to check wetland requirements before digging ditches or placing drain tile

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:55
MADISON -- With spring around the corner, farmers may be looking ahead to a variety of maintenance projects such as constructing new ditches or installing drain tile. - - Approximately one-third of Wisconsin farms depend on constructed drains to remove excess water from the fields. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages farmers to check wetland requirements before proceeding with these projects, which may affect wetlands and require permits to proceed.
Categories: Northwoods News

2016 Wisconsin deer harvest summary now available -

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:55
- - MADISON - With all 2016 deer hunting seasons officially closed, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff would like to thank hunters for another great season in the field. - - Registration totals for the 2016 deer hunting seasons can be found at dnr.wi.gov, keywords "weekly totals." For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword "deer."
Categories: Northwoods News