Wisconsin DNR

Head of Wisconsin DNR Preston Cole retiring

MADISON, Wis. — The head of the Wisconsin DNR is retiring after four years on the job, Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday. Preston Cole has served as secretary of the department since Evers took office in 2019. Cole will be retiring on Wednesday, giving Evers an opportunity to choose a new leader of the agency for his second term. “Preston…

Wisconsin DNR, partners take emergency actions in bid to save disappearing songbird

(Ryan Brady/Wisconsin DNR)BAYFIELD COUNTY, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR today announced that it has partnered with state and national groups to protect the at-risk Connecticut warbler. The efforts aim to improve habitat for the Connecticut warbler in Bayfield County and protect its wintering grounds in South America after a second year of summer surveys confirmed the songbird’s populations had plunged even…