Whooping crane chicks to be released to the wild later this week HORICON – Six whooping crane chicks are expected to be released into the wild later this week at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge with the hope they’ll fall in with an adult crane and start their first migration to Florida….
EDITOR’S NOTE: Davin Lopez, DNR’s whooping crane coordinator, and Joan Garland, International Crane Foundation outreach coordinator, will be on The Larry Meiller Show live on Wisconsin Public Radio from 11-11:45 Oct. 31 on these WPR Ideas Network stations or online. If you miss the show, you can still listen to the archives.
New DNR video highlights Neenah’s award-winning brownfield redevelopment MADISON – A new video provides a snapshot into one of the state’s award-winning brownfield redevelopments: a mixed-use redevelopment including the Plexus Corporation’s $16 million headquarters, a $7 million medical clinic and new parks and public amenities along Neenah’s downtown waterfront….
Despite low water, chinook egg collection goals met STURGEON BAY, Wis. – It started slow but ended fast. Until Monday, one of the drought’s impacts in Wisconsin was the low number of chinook salmon making their fall spawning runs and returning to the rivers where they had been stocked years before. That was a concern for state fish managers charged with collecting chinook eggs to produce the next generation of kings at state fish hatcheries to challenge anglers….
Cooperative agreement brings sturgeon to Menominee tribal reservation KESHENA FALLS, Wis. — It was a homecoming along the Wolf River last week as 33 sturgeon took up residence in a stretch of river that, up until last year, had been without sturgeon for 125 years. More than a decade of work brought the prehistoric fish to the river, which runs through the Menominee Indian Reservation….
Green your Halloween! MADISON – Halloween revelers can make a commitment to celebrate a Green Halloween this year by reducing their impact on the environment, according to state environmental officials. “The …
Reflections on assisted hunting By: Ed Culhane, DNR West Central Region public affairs manager
Deer hunts for the disabled were held across Wisconsin week before last, and as always they were wildly successful. The numbers are impressive – 93 sponsors this year, individuals and groups, and 75,000 acres enrolled. It grows each year. There is no count of disabled hunters, as these records are not required, but 437 made their way into the books anyway and the actual number is certainly much higher….
Celebrate Wisconsin’s Clean Water Act progress and heroes By: DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
When you pull a walleye from the Wisconsin River, cruise along the Fox River or dine overlooking the Milwaukee River, it’s hard to believe that 40 years ago waters had sludge so thick birds could walk across; that Green Bay dumped perfume into the East River to mask the stench, and that a sulfite liquor spill in the Oconto River discolored the paint on houses….
Deer hunters urged to report feral pig sightings to the DNR MADISON – State wildlife officials are encouraging hunters heading out for Wisconsin’s traditional nine-day gun deer hunting season to keep an eye out for feral pigs. Feral pig sightings and …
Deer hunters can help manage wildlife by participating in wildlife survey MADISON – Hunters have submitted more than 1,100 deer observations for the 2012 Wisconsin Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey since the survey began in September, which state wildlife officials say will …
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