Michigan has joined the federal government in appealing a judge's ruling that re-classified grey wolves as an endangered species. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled in December that wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan should not have been removed from the endangered list. Michigan's D-N-R said residents who have to live with the wolves deserve a full range of tools to manage them, while keeping the population sustainable.
Persons working in the woods might see an easier time getting a temporary permit to cross a public waterway. The DNR has opened a comment period on the permit changes.
DNR specialist Martin Griffin says people doing forest management would be affected. He says the proposed temporary in-stream crossing general permit modifies existing standards for temporary structures and allows for placement of additional types of crossings....
The state Natural Resources Board has approved deer population objectives in each county for a three-year period, with the area roughly north of Highway 64 approved for increased deer populations.
These objectives are the result of collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and newly formed County Deer Advisory Councils, and will be reviewed on a recurring three-year basis.
During the brutal winter last season, about 138,000 visitors went to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves near Bayfield after the ice became thick enough to safely allow walkers to the island caves. While it looked like conditions over the weekend were again favorable, a National Park Service employee says stay tuned.
If you win a lottery sponsored by the DNR you can get free help in planning what to do with your land from a conservation standpoint.
Demand has been so strong for the program that the agency offers a drawing for 100 winners says Erin Crain, director of the DNR Natural Heritage Conservation Bureau. The lottery runs from now until March 15 and landowners who voluntarily enter their name will be randomly selected to receive the customized report, known as Landowner Conservation Reports.