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6/30/2021
WHO SUPPORTS A WOLF GOAL OF 350 OR LESS IN WISCONSIN? Thirty-six Wisconsin County Boards have passed resolutions supporting a wolf goal of 350 (7) or 350 or less (26), 100 or less (1), 80 or less (1), or 50 or less (1).  The votes: Barron, Burnett, Vilas, Taylor, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson, Lincoln, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, Waushara, Waupaca, Grant all passed unanimously, Adams, 16 for, 2 ag...
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DNR Weekly News Update, March 22, 2016

Good news for Wisconsin wildlife - winter severity index data shows a mild Wisconsin winter so far in 2015-16
MADISON - With winter coming to a close in Wisconsin, 2015-16 winter severity index data shows it is shaping up to be considered a mild winter, overall. - Read Full Article

Public comment period for preliminary antlerless harvest quota recommendations begins April 4
MADISON -- County Deer Advisory Councils will release their preliminary recommendations regarding antlerless harvest quotas, permit levels and season structure for public review on April 4. These recommendations will help determine the 2016 Wisconsin deer hunting season structure. - Read Full Article

Comprehensive bird survey begins second year 
Organizers encourage volunteers to submit early-season sightings, attend April 1 - 3 kickoff event ASHLAND, Wis. -- With this year's El Niño weather and early spring, volunteer sightings of species breeding early are coming in daily for a statewide breeding bird survey. - Read Full Article

Early spring disrupts biocontrol of purple loosestrife, volunteers sought
MADISON - State officials are asking observant citizens to be on the lookout for resurgent populations of purple loosestrife - an exotic and potentially destructive wetland perennial - and to consider joining the battle against this harmful invader. -Read Full Article

Steelhead setting up for spring run in Bois Brule, other Lake Superior tributaries
SUPERIOR, Wis. - Anglers can look forward to the possibility of a good bite and a fair fight as the spring steelhead run approaches on the Bois Brule and other Lake Superior tributaries. - Read Full Article

Spring snowmelt and rain can contaminate wells
Well owners encouraged to pay attention to their drinking water - Read Full Article

Farmers encouraged to check wetland rules before digging ditches or placing drain tile
MADISON -- Approximately one-third of Wisconsin farms depend upon constructed drains to remove excess water and with spring arriving, some farmers may be considering projects that involve ditches and drains. - Read Full Article

Well-known ornithologist and state wildlife biologist to be inducted into Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame
STEVENS POINT, Wis. - The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame will honor two leaders who have contributed much to Wisconsin's Conservation Legacy. - Read Full Article

2015 Bureau of Wildlife Management award winners recognized at statewide meeting
MADISON - A number of key external partners and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff members received awards for their work in 2015 at the Bureau of Wildlife Management's annual statewide meeting March 1, 2016. - Read Full Article

Statewide permit and authorization for grassland management may result in the incidental take of rare frog 
MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources proposes to revise the Broad Incidental Take Permit and Authorization for Grassland and Savanna Management in Wisconsin. The permit and authorization will allow for the "incidental taking" of a rare frog that may occur as a result of grassland and savanna management activities in Wisconsin.Read Full Article