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September 26, 2014
DNR introduces new plan for evaluating possible dog-wolf interactions
Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio The Department of Natural Resources has released a new voluntary plan for evaluating whether illegal dog-wolf interactions occur during wolf hunting season. The plan involves asking all wolf hunters to let a trained evaluator watch...
September 26, 2014 - 9:08am
September 3, 2014
Purple loosestrife blooming; citizens asked to help control the invasive plant
Purple loosestrife is in full bloom across Wisconsin and state invasive species officials are asking the public to help control these non-native plants.
September 3, 2014 - 9:56am
August 18, 2014
Federal authorities look for suspects in raptor shootings
Federal authorities are looking for suspects responsible for killing four federally protected raptors — two nesting ospreys, an osprey chick, and a barred owl — in Bayfield County.
August 18, 2014 - 8:34am
August 15, 2014
DNR seeks public input on Enbridge pipeline project environmental issues
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input at an August meeting to help determine the scope of an environmental impact statement for the Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline construction and replacement project in northwestern Douglas County. The proposed project...
August 15, 2014 - 7:00am
August 8, 2014
Sandpiper pipeline to get hearing in Superior as DNR seeks concerns
The last section of one of the highest capacity pipelines from the North Dakota Bakken oil fields will get a hearing in Superior later this month, but an environmental group is crying foul because it says it’s combining two pipeline projects.
August 8, 2014 - 3:34pm
June 25, 2014
2014 wolf season quota set at 156 by Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2014 Wisconsin wolf season quota of 156 as proposed by the Department of Natural Resources Wolf Advisory Committee.
June 25, 2014 - 1:33pm
June 17, 2014
Hatchery opens to community
The Brule Hatchery’s family fun day had a little something for everyone. Children created one-of-a-kind shirts, took aim with bows, put out...
June 17, 2014 - 7:00am
May 21, 2014
State committee recommends fewer wolves be killed for this year’s hunt
A state committee is recommending hunters kill about 100 fewer wolves than they did last wolf hunting season.
May 21, 2014 - 9:16am
May 13, 2014
Lessons learned from forest fire
Wisconsin’s largest forest fire in 33 years swept through Douglas County last year. Originating in the town of Gordon the afternoon of May...
May 13, 2014 - 7:00am
May 6, 2014
DNR seeks input on forest plans
Interim plans guiding the management of forest resources on 18 state-owned properties are now available for review and comment through Thursday. The interim plans will guide forest management on the properties until formal master plans are completed. The plans will allow timber...
May 6, 2014 - 7:00am
May 1, 2014
Wolf count indicates population declined by 19 percent
The preliminary 2014 Wisconsin late-winter wolf count indicates a 19 percent decline in the late winter wolf population compared to last year
May 1, 2014 - 8:39am
April 10, 2014
DNR: Long frozen-over lake may see higher fish die-offs
Heavy ice and snow cover on lakes across Wisconsin has the Department of Natural Resources watching for higher than normal fish die-offs.
April 10, 2014 - 8:48am
April 9, 2014
Wardens polish airboat skills in prep of spring flood season
If you’re clinging to a treetop above rising flood waters filled with a lot of debris, the airboat with a trained DNR warden at the helm is your ticket to getting your boots on the ground.
April 9, 2014 - 7:00am
April 4, 2014
Superior investigates sewage overflow
A sewage overflow occurred last week at the city of Superior’s main wastewater treatment plant, 51 E. First St. The overflow lasted about 45 minutes on March 31 and 30 minutes on April 1, dumping about 375 gallons of wastewater. Superior Environmental Services Division personnel...
April 4, 2014 - 7:00am
March 19, 2014
Spring snowmelt and rain can contaminate private wells
As spring approaches, warming temperatures, snow melt, residual frozen ground and rain events all create conditions that can affect private wells and drinking water.
March 19, 2014 - 10:37am