Conservation – DNR

This category will include news from all states Department of Conservations and Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

WISCONSIN | Fall webworms start making an appearance

MADISON, WI–Web-like nests of fall webworm caterpillars, a common native pest active from July through September in Wisconsin, are beginning to appear in parts of the state. “Fall webworms are rarely large enough to cause lasting damage to trees, but the presence of nests and feeding damage from caterpillars can greatly affect how the tree … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Fall webworms start making an appearance

WISCONSIN | Aug. 1 deadline looms for Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Drawing

OSHKOSH, Wis.– Sturgeon spearers have until Aug. 1 to apply for a 2019 Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing license or purchase a preference point to be used in future drawings. Participation in the Upriver Lakes sturgeon spearing season on lakes Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan in February 2019 is controlled through a preference point system … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Aug. 1 deadline looms for Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Drawing

WISCONSIN | Public update set on Lake Poygan restoration

OSHKOSH, WI – Details regarding the Lake Poygan Habitat Restoration Area project will be presented at a public informational meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the James Coughlin Center in Oshkosh. The project — which involves the construction of a long, arcing break wall — is designed to establish a quiet … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Public update set on Lake Poygan restoration

MICHIGAN | Bird hunting this fall? Plan now to try a new location

MICHIGAN– While you might be thinking about your next visit to the beach right now, with bird hunting season just around the corner, it’s a great time to plan your fall hunting trip. “Preseason planning for your fall bird hunt can really pay off,” said Michigan Department of Natural Resources upland game bird specialist Al … Continue reading MICHIGAN | Bird hunting this fall? Plan now to try a new location

WISCONSIN | Anglers encouraged to take questionnaire about bag, size limits on Mississippi River

LA CROSSE, WI – Anglers who fish the Mississippi River between Prescott, Wis., and the Iowa border can take an online questionnaire about what they think about existing bag and size limits on that stretch of the river and their reactions to potential regulation changes. The online questionnaire is part of a multi-state review by … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Anglers encouraged to take questionnaire about bag, size limits on Mississippi River

ALABAMA | Black Bear Sightings Continue to Increase

ALABAMA– Add Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan and St. Clair counties to the growing list of black bear sightings in Alabama in 2018.  In recent years, bears have also been recorded in Chambers, Elmore, Jefferson, Lee, Macon and Tallapoosa counties.  These recent sightings are more evidence of the state’s expanding black bear population. Biologists from the … Continue reading ALABAMA | Black Bear Sightings Continue to Increase

WISCONSIN | Public comment period opens for Interim Forest Management Plans

MADISON, WI – Two draft interim plans that will guide the management of forest resources of state-owned properties are now available for review and comment from July 16 through July 30, 2018.  Interim plans guide forest management on properties until formal master plans are completed. Interim Forest Management Plans are important because they help department … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Public comment period opens for Interim Forest Management Plans

WYOMING | Wyoming conservation partners unite for habitat projects

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with many partners, invested $5.7 million in direct on-the-ground contributions for habitat projects in 2017 to make sure all of the more than 800 species in Wyoming remain for future generations. CHEYENNE, WY – All wildlife rely on good habitat to grow hearty and healthy populations. The … Continue reading WYOMING | Wyoming conservation partners unite for habitat projects