Spring issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources feature DNR 50th anniversary

TweetContact(s): Associate editors Kathy Kahler, 608-266-2625, and Andrea Zani, 608-267-9517. MADISON – The Spring edition of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine is on its way to readers, and the first issue of 2018 focuses on a celebration: It’s the Department of Natural Resources’ 50th anniversary. … Continue reading →

Anglers now enjoy a year-round season and five-bag limit for Lake Michigan lake trout

TweetContact(s): Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes fisheries supervisor, 414-382-7921; Todd Kalish, fisheries bureau deputy director, 608-266-5285 MADISON – The lake trout fishing season on Lake Michigan is now open year-round and the bag limit is five fish per day under rules … Continue reading →

Video – Lake Michigan enhance fishing for salmon and trout

TweetLake Michigan fisheries management strategies for 2018-2020 highlight partnerships to enhance fishing for salmon and trout Contact(s): Brad Eggold, DNR Great Lakes District Supervisor, bradley.eggold@wisconsin.gov, 414-382-7921, or Todd Kalish, DNR Deputy Director, todd.kalish@wisconsin.gov, 608-266-5285 MADISON — Fish stocking trucks are starting to deliver … Continue reading →

Wisconsin – Anglers re-write state fish records in catch and release and by weight categories

TweetContact(s): Karl Scheidegger, DNR fisheries management, 608-267-9426 MADISON — Records are made to be broken, and anglers quickly proved this truism in the first year of Wisconsin’s new program recognizing catch-and-release state record fish. Traditional state records for fish by weight … Continue reading →

Help protect Wisconsin’s woodlands from timber theft

TweetContact(s): Carmen Hardin, DNR applied forestry bureau director, carmen.hardin@wisconsin.gov, 608-267-3139; Capt. Dave Zebro, NOR Headquarters, Spooner Service Center, david.zebro@wisconsin.gov, 715-645-0055 RHINELANDER, Wis. – State officials are joining efforts with federal and tribal authorities to halt birch tree timber thefts threatening Wisconsin’s woodlands, a … Continue reading →

Funding available to assist in promoting safe ATV operation in Wisconsin

TweetContact(s): Gary Eddy DNR Recreation Enforcement & Education ATV / Snowmobile Administrator, 608-245-2315 MADISON – Organizations interested in assisting the Department of Natural Resources in the recruitment and training of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety instructors and volunteer trail ambassadors may apply … Continue reading →

Restoring Great Lakes Habitat Benefits People and Fish

Tweet A new storymap from NOAA Habitat Conservation tells the story of NOAA’s involvement with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, showcasing two of the more than 200 NOAA efforts in the region. The initiative identifies key priorities including cleanup of toxic sites, reducing … Continue reading →