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Lawmakers say GOP reining in DNR scientists who rebelled on climate change

Special DNR meeting on the wolf hunt

January 19, 2021

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet virtually on Friday for a Special Meeting to discuss the next steps to establish a wolf hunt in Wisconsin in 2021.

Wisconsinites Encouraged To Apply For DNR Surface Water Grant Funds

August 10, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsinites will soon have the opportunity to vie for funding to support projects that benefit lakes, rivers and wetlands. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides more than $6 million each year for surface water protection and restoration.

DNR Confirms Spill At JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette

July 27, 2020

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DNR Confirms Spill At JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette

Governor Evers Signs Emergency Order Relating to Suspending Rules for DNR-Certified Operators

Governor Tony Evers
April 21, 2020

Spring DNR and Conservation Congress Meetings Will be Online ONLY

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March 17, 2020

MADISON, WI -In light of COVID-19, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are closely following guidelines from the

Vinehout - Preserving our hunting heritage

November 19, 2018

Opening weekend of gun deer season, conditions were nearly perfect. The weather was cool, but not too cold. The sun came out and warmed us. A light dusting of snow made it easy to see critters’ tracks from the night before.

I saw nine deer opening morning. What an abundance!

DNR Revisions for Manure Spreading Take Effect July 1

June 27, 2018

Legal Challenge filed to Foxconn water diversion

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May 26, 2018

On 5/25 Midwest Environmental Advocates filed a suit to challenge the recent DNR approval of diverting water from Lake Michigan to suppy the upcomfing Foxconn project.  The gist of the suit is that the DNR mis-interpreted the provision in the Great Lakes Compact allowing water diversions. The compoact requires that water diversions be made for public water supply purposes. Racine had argued that since the city primarily uses residential water that the diversion was appilcable.

Lawmakers say GOP reining in DNR scientists who rebelled on climate change

June 18, 2017

Deep in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal is a seemingly benign item formalizing the transfer of 15 scientists within the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Two years ago, Walker and lawmakers enacted a budget that cut 18 DNR science service bureau researchers amid complaints that their research related to climate change, pollution and wildlife habitat were controversial and unneeded.