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DNR Weekly News Update, April 22, 2014

State wildlife biologists share why to ‘Keep Wildlife Wild’ 
MADISON -- Mother Nature's wildlife nursery will be swinging into high gear over the next two months, and state wildlife officials are reminding people that this nursery operates much differently than a human nursery.  -  Read Full Article

Deer Management Assistance Program enrollment begins April 29
MADISON – Enrollment for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Deer Management Assistance Program will begin April 29, 2014. DMAP provides habitat and herd management assistance to landowners interested in managing their property for deer and other wildlife.   -  Read Full Article

Arbor Day event to branch out on state Capitol lawn
MADISON - Dozens of children from area schools will help celebrate the state's 131st Arbor Day at the state Capitol just after noon on Friday, April 25 with songs, speeches and the planting of a large red oak tree.  -  Read Full Article

Wildfire Prevention Week: Only takes one ember; make homes ‘firewise’ to survive
MADISON – The massive Germann Road Fire that swept through Douglas County last May consuming nearly 7,500 acres and burning more than 100 buildings, including 23 homes reinforces the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness, according to state forestry officials who making the observance of April 20-26 as Wildfire Prevention Week a prime time to review ways to stop an unwanted fire from starting and then spreading.   -  Read Full Article

Watch out for gypsy moth – and act soon
MADISON – As spring settles in, state forestry officials urge homeowners to look for signs of gypsy moths. From late April (southern Wisconsin) through May (northern Wisconsin), a new generation of gypsy moth caterpillars will hatch.   -  Read Full Article

Wisconsin’s sustainably managed forests create economic opportunity
MADISON -- Wisconsin’s strengths in sustainably managed forests, premium hardwood production and engineered wood products offer state residents something to celebrate during April, which the Legislature has designated as Forestry and Paper Products Month.  -  Read Full Article

Leftover tags still available for 2014 Wisconsin turkey season 
MADISON – Though the 2014 spring turkey season is officially underway in Wisconsin, there are still tags available and a number of public hunting lands to enable you to give the season a try.   -  Read Full Article

Interactive map shows locations of all Wisconsin fish species found in state
MADISON – Anglers and fish enthusiasts alike can now see where their favorite fish species have been found using an interactive Department of Natural Resources research tool that shows results from fish surveys dating as far back as 130 years.   -  Read Full Article

More anglers draining bilge, buckets to slow the spread of invasive species
MADISON – Nearly 10 percent more anglers and boaters took a key step in preventing the spread of invasive species and fish diseases last year than in previous years, spurring state invasive species experts to urge them to keep up the good work in 2014 when the inland fishing season opens May 3.  -  Read Full Article

Study: Wisconsin fish full of beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids
MADISON - Just in time for the opening day of Wisconsin's inland fishing season: new research reveals just how good Wisconsin fish can be for anglers' hearts and brains while a free new online cookbook and new videos aim to help anglers savor the flavor of their catch and maximize the health benefits while minimizing exposure to environmental contaminants that may be in the fish.  -  Read Full Article

Deputy Administrator tapped to lead DNR Water Division
MADISON – The Department of Natural Resources has appointed one of its most experienced leaders on water issues to head the agency's Water Division staff. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp today announced the appointment of Russ Rasmussen as administrator. Rasmussen had served as deputy division administrator since 2011.   -  Read Full Article

Prairie du Chien nets DNR brownfield grant to help cleanup property, develop Block 43 Gateway Project
MADISON – The city of Prairie du Chien plans to expand its retail offerings and grow a couple dozen new jobs with the help of a $130,000 brownfields grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  -  Read Full Article

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