The DNR is offering a series of training programs to help loggers and foresters determine how much woody debris to leave on the forest floor after logging.
Experts say when trees are removed during logging, nutrients stored in the soil are also carried away. The leftovers are called "woody biomass" and the DNR's Tricia Knoot says the leftovers are valuable for other wood-related industries. She says the goal is to give workers in the woods the info to leave some behind...
Tribal leaders are headed to Traverse City Michigan this weekend to meet with the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Wisconsin’s six Chippewa tribes have asked the EPA to intervene in Gogebic Taconite’s iron mining proposal. They say Wisconsin’s iron mining laws don’t do enough to protect crucial downstream resources like wild rice and fish…that are protected in the ceded territory by federal treaty rights.
Lac du Flambeau chairman Tom Maulson says the tribes are in a unique position to safeguard the environment.
Minocqua is one site of three picked by the DNR to get public input on proposed rules to limit the number of panfish taken on 110 lakes, including many in the Northwoods.
Fisheries Manager Section Chief Steve Hewett says the proposed regulations include on some lakes, anglers could keep 25 panfish, but no more than 10 of one species..another option is 15 total fish, but no more than 5 of any species, or 25 but no more than five could be over 7 inches. Hewett says fishing pressure on the easier-to-catch panfish has led them to notice a trend..
A Chicago-based documentary production crew will be in Rhinelander this weekend to look at the effort here to stop aquatic invasive species. Oneida County AIS Coordinator Michele Sadauskas(sahdows'kuss) says the documentary is called "Making Waves: Battle For The Great Lakes"...
Crews from northern Wisconsin are helping battle the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history.
More than 3000 people have been called in from around the country to combat the Carlton Complex, ablaze that started in mid-July.
Rhinelander resident Suzanne Flory from the U.S. Forest Service is wrapping up a two-week stint at the fire site, serving as a liaison and helping with communication between incident commanders and local government.