The DNR is sponsoring a listening session this month on the future direction of the 4,800 acre Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area in Vilas county.
DNR Regional Program Manager Mike Zeckmeister says the the process of revising the master plan for the area near Manitowish Waters began in August. A meeting was held at the Manitowish Waters town hall. He says they decided to do a second meeting...
Controversy continues to simmer over a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin’s Penokee Range. Gogebic Taconite is currently waiting for approval to do bulk sampling of more than 4000 tons of rock. And the company hasn’t even begun what would likely be a multi-year permitting process to open a mine. But one retired mining engineer is wondering if there’s enough ore to mine profitably in the first place.
One thing is clear: Jack Parker’s career in the mining industry has given him a hefty resume in the business.
The state’s wolf hunting season begins next week. People hoping to harvest a wolf have already applied for and received their permit.
About 2500 permits were awarded in mid-August based on a lottery system. DNR Carnivore Specialist David MacFarland says the number of applications dropped from 20,000 last year, to less than 17,000 this year.
The DNR is looking for public input on walleye stocking. State officials are holding a meeting in Rhinelander next week.
It’s one of a series of meetings where the DNR is hoping for feedback on its walleye management goals. Steve Hewett from the DNR’s fisheries program says it’s also a chance to talk with the public about which lakes are stocked and why.
Iron County citizens are holding a forum next week. It will look at issues brought on by iron mining in Minnesota. Organizer Terry Daulton says the guest is research scientist Nancy Schuldt water quality specialist with the Fond du Lac Tribe.
“And she works on a lot of the issues relating to water quality and wild rice, and also potential things like mercury contamination that would affect tribal members there in Minnesota.”