Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources"


Harmful blue-green algae blooms, like this one seen on Lake Monona in Madison, are becoming more frequent along Lake Superior as climate change continues to make conditions right for the species to bloom. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
How Climate Change Is Causing Harmful Algae Blooms on Lake Superior

The blooms pose the biggest threat to children and pets, and they’re only becoming more common.

The scenic gorge at Pewit's Nest in Baraboo. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Wisconsin Natural Areas: Less Crowded Than the Parks

Take a fall hike through some of the state’s hidden treasures.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Lawsuit Could Send Wisconsin’s PFAS Protections ‘Back Into the Dark Ages’

Environmental advocates warn of health hazards that could result from a business lobby’s bid to hamstring the DNR.

(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.

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Lawsuit Targets Conservatives’ Push for a Near-Slaughter of Wolves

Case takes aim at the conservative head of the Natural Resources Board who refuses to step down even though his term ended months ago.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Marinette is Letting PFAS Polluters Off the Hook, Alderman Says

Doug Oitzinger argues the city has failed to hold JCI/Tyco, which is responsible for severe PFAS contamination in Marinette, accountable for the pollution.

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.