Natural Resources


Wisconsin's Wolf River (Image via Shutterstock)
Trump Rolled Back Clean Water Regulations. Two Wisconsin Tribes Just Won Against His Rule in Court.

Two Wisconsin tribes were among five who sued to block the rule enacted in 2020.

(Photo by Gary Kramer/US Fish and Wildlife Service)
Commentary: Killing is Not the Only Choice for Gray Wolf Management

In setting a 300-kill quota, the Natural Resources Board disregarded wishes from tribes and conservationists, and recommendations from the DNR experts.

Superior Falls in Iron County. (Photo via Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
‘Water’ You Waiting For? Go See These Wisconsin Waterfalls.

Wisconsin has no shortage of waterfalls for your sightseeing and swimming pleasure!

Roche-A-Cris State Park. (Photo via Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
These 6 Wisconsin State Parks Are Hidden Gems

These off-the-beaten path state parks offer unique, eye-catching nature views and even a historic lead-shot tower.

Devil's Lake State Park. (Photo via Wisconsin DNR)
Devil’s Lake is Expanding. Here’s What to Expect.

Wisconsin’s most popular state park is getting a sizable addition to join its existing 9,000-plus acre footprint.

UW-Madison researchers estimate that hunters and poachers wiped out as much as a third of Wisconsin's gray wolf population after their removal from the federal endangered species list this year. (Photo via National Parks Service)
Hunters Recorded Almost Double the Kill Quota In Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf Hunt. It Was Probably Worse, Researchers Find.

The hunt was held in the middle of mating season and hunters quickly blew past the state-imposed quota. Then poachers threw another wrench in it.

An archival image of the Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes in Waushara County, which have experienced a reduction in water levels due to groundwater withdrawals for irrigated agriculture. (Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR)
Clean Water at Stake as WI Supreme Court Hears Appeals to Take GOP Restrictions Off the DNR

Clean Wisconsin asks the court to remove legislative micromanagement citing megafarm pollution and high-capacity wells draining lakes.