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Discussions, news, and events about the environment in Wisconsin.

DNR To Host Virtual Public Comment Meeting On CWD Response Plan Review

November 23, 2021

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it will host a virtual public comment meeting on the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan Review on Friday, Dec. 3 from 9-11 a.m.

The meeting provides an opportunity for public input to the CWD Response Plan Review Committee to help inform the review.

Discussion with Klaus Mager of Business Climate Leaders on Climate Change

Klaus Mager

Klaus Mager speaks to Health Dunn Right Environmental Action Team about Climate Change

November 14, 2021

The Health Dunn Right Environmental Action group held their November meeting with Klaus Mager of CItizens Climate Lobby Business Climate Leaders. Mr. Mager Klaus explained the benefit of two strong sustainability pieces of legislation introduced to the US Congress, the energy innovation and carbon dividend Act, which would create market incentives to reduce fossil fuel based inputs primarily by increasing the input cost of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer and pesticides.

Kiss The Ground - a film about regenerative agriculture

Kiss the Ground Official Movie Trailer (2020)

July 19, 2021

The Healthy Environment Action Team (HEAT) of the Health Dunn Right coalition is holding a free showing of the documentary


Zach Raff speaks about the economic impact of CAFOs


May 19, 2021

On May 12, 2021 Zach Raff, Assistant Professor of
Economics, UW-Stout, provided an overview

Diana Witcher and Northern Thunder

Diana Witcher

Diana Witcher on Northern Thunder

May 4, 2021

is a grassroots organization in western Wisconsin that was formed as a student group on Earth Day in 1970. The group organized many actions and projects around activism and the environment through 2008, including creating television programs and creating WHYS Radio, the community radio station in Eau Claire.

The 2021 Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearing is now open

conservation congress logo

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress: Advocating for Wisconsin’s Outdoors

April 12, 2021

The Spring Conservation Congress is your opportunity to weigh in with the Wisconsin DNR on many different matters of importance for conservation in the state. The Conservation Congress was started in 1934 by Aldo Leopold and is the only structure of its type in the US. The spring Public Hearing and County Meeting opens at 7 PM tonight and runs for 72 hours. 

The US needs a macrogrid to move electricity from areas that make it to areas that need it

April 7, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in Tehachapi, Calif., 115 miles from LA.

Governor Evers Signs Emergency Order Relating To Elevated Fire Risk Across Wisconsin

fire crews putting out wildfire
April 5, 2021

MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers today signed declaring a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin.

DNR Seeking Public Comment On Draft Economic Impact Analysis Regarding Nitrate Pollution In Groundwater; Comment Deadline April 10

March 8, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently updating the NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code regarding nitrate pollution in groundwater.

The rule amendment proposes establishing agricultural nonpoint source performance standards targeted to abate nitrate pollution in groundwater areas of the state which are susceptible to groundwater contamination such that compliance with the nitrate standard can be achieved.