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DNR Weekly News Update, September 20, 2016

Visit Wisconsin forests to enjoy the fall color change 
MADISON - A warm and wet summer has set the stage for a spectacular fall color change, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forestry experts say. - Read Full Article

Youth deer hunt Oct. 8-9 will provide great opportunity to introduce young hunters to the outdoors
MADISON -- Youth hunters and those interested in mentoring young hunters are reminded to mark their calendars for this year's youth deer hunt Oct. 8-9. - Read Full Article

Sturgeon Fest marks another milestone in efforts to restore lake sturgeon to Milwaukee River
NEWBURG, Wis. - Gliding gently around their tanks in a trailer near the banks of the Milwaukee River, some 1,100 young sturgeon await the day when they'll swim free in the waters of Lake Michigan. - Read Full Article

Aquatic invasive species prevention efforts show signs of success, DNR study says 
MADISON. - There is good news in Wisconsin's ongoing efforts against aquatic invasive species. - Read Full Article

Fish ferry serves endangered mussels well on the Wisconsin River 
PRAIRIE DU SAC - Nearly 15 years after state and federal biologists first used bass and walleye to deliver endangered freshwater mussels to their new home on the Wisconsin River, biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other state and federal agencies have returned to find good news. - Read Full Article

Updated Wisconsin land cover mapping project breaks new ground
MADISON - A new and modernized view of Wisconsin's land cover is now available to the public for use in multiple ways including forest management, conservation and urban planning and particularly in providing effective customized habitat and deer management plans for as many landowners as possible. - Read Full Article

August 2016 wildlife survey results for a number of species now available
MADISON - Survey results from the August 2016 Wisconsin Wildlife Surveys are now available. - Read Full Article

Celebrate Wisconsin’s public lands on National Public Lands Day 
MADISON -- With about 5.7 million acres of public land to explore, Wisconsin provides numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation to residents and visitors alike. - Read Full Article

Natural Resources Board to meet September 27-283 in Black River Falls
MADISON - A request for the approval of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' 2017 - 2019 Biennial Budget including operating, capital, and environmental improvement fund components, a request to start the process for proposed rules related to fish harvest in Lake Superior and informational updates on the chronic wasting disease response plan and a southwest Wisconsin deer and predator study are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets September 28 in Black River Falls. - Read Full Article

New Off-Highway Motorcycle Program Begins October 1, 2016 
MADISON - When Gov. Scott Walker signed 2016 Wis Act 170 into law, the new Off-Highway Motorcycle Program was created for Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin Statutes, the OHM Program begins on Oct. 1, 2016. - Read Full Article

Help DNR staff monitor Wisconsin's wolf population - become a volunteer carnivore tracker today
MADISON - Wisconsin's wolf monitoring program relies upon volunteers from around the state who help track animals each winter, and people interested in playing a key role in wildlife management are encouraged to sign up for one of a number of clinics offered statewide. - Read Full Article


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