Natural Resources en 2013-14 Sets Several Winter Records <p>You can tell your friends and family</p><p>you have lived through what will be the most notable winter in Northwoods history.</p><p>WJFW NBC-12 Meteorologist Matt Brooks tells us all the records that have been established....</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:39:03 +0000 Ken Krall 17146 at 2013-14 Sets Several Winter Records Still Uncertain Why Birds Migrate <p>Next, we hear from DNR biologist Jeremy Holtz with his continuing series, "Wildlife Matters". Today he explores why birds bother at all to return to the Northwoods.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Holtz 17107 at Still Uncertain Why Birds Migrate Potawatomi Seek EPA Approval for Water Quality Authority <div><p>The Forest County Potawatomi Community is taking a first step towards controlling water quality on its reservation. The Wisconsin DNR is looking for public input on the proposal.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:16:17 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17091 at Potawatomi Seek EPA Approval for Water Quality Authority Anglers Favor More Trolling <p>Wisconsin anglers could use motor-boats to troll for fish statewide, under a proposal endorsed at the annual conservation hearings. The D-N-R announced the results this week of votes taken at all of the Conservation Congress proceedings on Monday night in each of the 72 counties. At least some trolling on all lakes statewide was endorsed by 62-percent of the nearly 59-hundred sporting enthusiasts who voted on the question. It's been a hot topic in the popular fishing areas of northern Wisconsin.</p><p>Kari-Lee Zimmerman is the DNR's Conservation Congress Liason....</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:11:19 +0000 Ken Krall 17053 at Anglers Favor More Trolling Sustainability Fair to Celebrate Earth Day <p>Earth Day is April 22nd, and organizers are gearing up for the fourth annual Sustainability Fair in Rhinelander.</p><p>Co-chair Ann Eshelman says it’s going to be the biggest one yet, with about 30 exhibitors ranging from green contractors to local farms. &nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“It’s a wide variety of exhibitors.&nbsp; We have people in the construction business, we have people in the gardening business, we have people in the retail business.&nbsp; And we also have a lot of organizations that are conveying information about their sustainability mission.”</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:59:51 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16981 at Sustainability Fair to Celebrate Earth Day Venison Donation By Hunters Down From Prior Years <p>More than 90,000 pounds of venison were donated following the 2013 gun-deer harvest as part of the DNR deer donation program.</p><p>Wildlife damage biologist Dan Hirchert says hunters again have been generous....</p><blockquote><p><i><u>".....the program was set up for hunters to shoot additional deer and have somewhere to go with those deer. In that regard, any deer that are donated to the program are a bonus. We look at it as another source of good will. We can provide meat items to folks all around the state that need(it)...."</u></i></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:06:00 +0000 Ken Krall 16843 at Venison Donation By Hunters Down From Prior Years White Nose Turns Up in Wisconsin <p>Biologists have found the first trace of a deadly bat disease in Wisconsin. &nbsp;Bats tested positive for white nose syndrome at a mine in southwestern Wisconsin.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Grant County location where white nose was found…is within flying distance of an Illinois site where the syndrome turned up in 2012.&nbsp; Biologists are guessing a bat from that location carried the disease to Wisconsin.&nbsp;</span></p><p>White nose has also been found for the first time in several locations in the Upper Peninsula.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16869 at White Nose Turns Up in Wisconsin Listening for Early Morning Calls <p>Birders were out before dawn this weekend for the annual Midwest Crane Count. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“We’ll it’s about 6 oclock in the morning.&nbsp; The rain is coming down lightly, but we’re out here counting cranes, or trying to.&nbsp; Listening for their territorial calls or their guard calls.”&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Oneida County Coordinator Bob Dall explains that every spring, volunteers spread out to document sandhill crane populations, as well as rare sightings of whooping cranes.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:47:34 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16868 at Listening for Early Morning Calls LDF Considers ATV Trail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lac du Flambeau officials are wrapping up an environmental assessment of a proposed ATV/</span>UTV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trail. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lakeland ATV Club wants to build a trail that would pass through the reservation.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lac du Flambeau spokesperson Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says the proposed trail would be about 23 miles long.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16501 at LDF Considers ATV Trail Deer Will Be Included at Spring Hearings <p>Deer enthusiasts may want to attend the DNR’s spring hearings on fish and game.&nbsp; For the first time, the hearings will also include updates on deer herd status after a grueling winter, as well as hunting regulations.&nbsp;</p><p>DNR District Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says it’s a good chance to check in with the public.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:09:36 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16414 at Deer Will Be Included at Spring Hearings