Wisconsin DNR Reports

DNR: Agency, partners to increase efforts to address CWD

MADISON, Wis. – Officials from the Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin Conservation Congress and Wisconsin Natural Resources Board have announced new cooperative efforts on steps to control and deal with chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Wisconsin, the DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Sept. 3. “We are unified in our interests in responding to and managing CWD,” said Assistant…

DNR secretary announces additional appointments to leadership team

MADISON — Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston Cole announced additional appointments to his leadership team, according to a news release Monday, Jan. 28 from the agency. Todd Ambs has been named DNR Assistant Deputy Secretary. Ambs previously served as DNR Water Division administrator from 2003-2010. Ambs has worked in the environmental policy field for more than 35 years, most recently as…

New DNR secretary makes first appointments to leadership team

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston Cole announced the first appointments to his leadership team, the DNR said in a news release Friday, Jan. 11. Elizabeth Kluesner has been named deputy secretary. She is currently the DNR liaison to local and federal government. Previous to holding the position, she was the Nature is our Business project coordinator at the…

Wisconsin names Wildlife Stamp Art Contest winners

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR recently announced the winners of the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Eighteen wildlife artists submitted a total of 24 pieces of artwork for the 2019 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contest. Judging was held on July 20 at the Natural Resources Building in Madison. The judges…

Hot-button topics highlight Natural Resources Board meeting

A request to approve an emergency order for proposed rules related to deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease, and requests to approve scope statements for developing rules related to off-highway motorcycles and to establish an early closure of the ruffed grouse among items on agenda.

Heavy rains wreaking havoc on Wisconsin waterways

The DNR says to check your local water conditions before boating or paddling, swimming or any water activity. (National Park Service)MADISON, Wis. — June storms packing heavy downpours have pushed lake and river levels into flood levels, tossed debris into waterways and accelerated currents statewide, prompting Wisconsin DNR officials to remind all water users to think safety by checking local…

Illinois woman dies from fall at Devil’s Lake State Park

Devil’s Lake State Park. (Wisconsin DNR)SAUK COUNTY, Wis. — An Illinois woman died Wednesday, March 28 from a fall while rope climbing on the East Bluff at Devil’s Lake State Park in Sauk County, according to Lt. Mike Green of the DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement. Green said the victim was identified by local authorities as Savannah Buik, 22, of Chicago….