Buddy Huffaker (l) and Katie and Jim Leonhard review photos of land management activities over recent years. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Cross Plains, Wis. — A successful woodland owner has a good offense and a good defense. On offense, take the initiative to do something! Consider what you’d like the woodland to look like in the future, obtain advice from knowledgeable…
(mywisconsinwoods.org)Baraboo, Wis. — The My Wisconsin Woods Program originally started in southwest Wisconsin to show woodland owners the joy and benefits of managing their woods. Jim and Katie Leonhard, of Cross Plains, are examples of the many landowners who benefited from the My Wisconsin Woods Program in the Driftless Region, and now that program has gone statewide. “No single conservation…
NRB members may move to shorten the season with a proposed Jan. 5 closing date.
(Photo by Tim Eisele)“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a landowner from Cazenovia in Richland County. Duren serves on the County Deer Advisory Council and is the…
Wisconsin wildlife refuge closed areas and ruffed grouse and waterfowl management plans all open for public comment now.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
Evers makes 78 vetoes in first budget; creates Office of Outdoor Recreation in Department of Tourism.
Bill Smith’s 34-year DNR career began in 1978 as environmental engineer, ended as deputy DNR secretary.
Relationships have never been better between the Conservation Congress, Wisconsin DNR, and the Natural Resources Board.
Marissa Kaminski (r) won the Todd P. Eisele Memorial Scholarship for 2019. Kaminski is studying waterfowl management. On the left is Mike Eisele, co-funder of the scholarship. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Anybody who attended college several decades ago would find it amazing to see what today’s students are doing. That is particularly true at the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources…
Alternate sites mean citizens won’t have to travel to NRB meeting locations.
DNR not asked to take a position on Assembly Bill 39, which would increase fines for poaching.
His reporting key to the banning of DDT. Fellow 2019 inductee Craven instrumental in beginning a national educational effort teaching benefits of hunting.
New Aldo Leopold exhibit running at UW-Madison Library of Special Collections through May 24.
Public comment period on the 2019 season framework open through March 15.
Veteran sportsman Scott Loomans to head up DNR Dvision of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
NRB members consider joint meetings with Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection board.
Positive birds were picked up in Ashland, Douglas counties.
Understand that Preston Cole is not the political appointee of the past. He has natural resources credentials with a degree in forest management, and he worked for the Missouri Conservation Department. He has served on the Natural Resources Board for 12 years, where he gained a good understanding of the DNR, and has seen its warts.
Cole has served on the Natural Resources Board since 2007.
NRB members reluctantly approve emergency rule on DNR/tribal Lake Superior commercial fishing agreement.
Six state conservation groups create new group called Sportsmen for Wetlands.
Many wildlife species depend on young forests, and work in that direction could be funded through such a stamp.
Wisconsin game farm owners must still comply with enhanced fencing requirements of CWD emergency rule.
Wisconsin’s NRB shortens Zone A ruffed grouse season, but adopts Dec. 31 instead of expected Nov. 30 closure
Conservation groups, sportsmen convince NRB members that there is no scientific information available to support Nov. 30 closure.
Early comments hint that JCRAR members might do just that when Wisconsin Legislature reviews new CWD rules during Oct. 1 hearing. And if they kill the CWD rules, short-term politics will again trump long-term science.