The public is expected to provide input on a new DNR wolf management plan.
DNR carnivore specialist David MacFarland outlines what the agency will be doing...
"....the Department is in the process of developing a new wolf management plan that will serve as a guide to future management. We're at a point where we're going to be releasing a public draft. That will be done in early January...."
MacFarland says after that will be a public input period which will include written comments on the plan.
The situation is improving for residents along the Wolf River at Keshena in Menominee county.
Emergency Management Coordinator for the Menominee Indian Tribe, Ben Warrington says it appears the water has stopped rising at Keshena...
".....it began in late November, around the Thanksgiving weekend, and the reasons for it were some ice dams along the Wolf River. Since the week of Thanksgiving it has gradually begun to rise. Now it is to the point it is beginning to affect some businesses and homes in the downtown area...."
The state Natural Resources Board will decide Wednesday on revisions to the state's invasive species rule.. Vilas County's Invasive Species Coordinator Ted Ritter says the changes in both the land and water invasive rules have been talked about for a long time. Dozens of species are being categorized. Ritter says one plant has drawn attention....
People have about another month to give feedback on how they use the nine thousand miles of roads in the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest. The comment period for a study on those roads is being extended until the end of December.
Spokesperson Hilary Markin says the study hopes to gain specific information about which roads are important to people.
Partners In Forestry Landowner Cooperative is having its annual meeting Saturday in Boulder Junction.
Part of the meeting will be a session open to the public discussion on the Economics of Land Conservation. Ken Krall spoke to Director Joe Hovel about some topics during the public session.
The Partners in Forestry Landowner Cooperative meeting is Saturday at the Big Bear Hideaway in Boulder Junction. You can contact Hovel at 715-479-8528 or the Partners In Forestry website for more information.
Two speakers coming to the Northwoods this week will discuss water relationships in northern Wisconsin.
Emily Stanley from UW Madison’s Center for Limnology says the water resources here are intricately linked, and are really one resource.
“Surface water today is ground water next year; and really trying to isolate one lake and how we think of it, and how it fits within the Northwoods – you really can’t view it in isolation, these systems really are a part of one big interactive system.”
With just a few days left in Wisconsin’s gun deer season, hunters who do get a deer may be looking for a use for its heart.
Marge Gibson of Antigo’s Raptor Education Group says that organ is an ideal food for eagles and other raptors.
“The deer heart is a perfect food for our birds. We currently have 42 bald eagles in our care, and they go through an awful lot of food. So it’s an excellent source of protein for them, and it’s hunters helping hunters.”
Every year the wildlife rehabilitation center asks for donations of deer hearts.