Wisconsin landowners hoping to improve wildlife habitat on their property -- whether a city lot or hundreds of acres -- have a new resource to help them choose native plants , benefit wildlife, and promote water quality." Wisconsin's Native Plants: Recommendations For Landscaping And Natural Community Restoration" is the title of a publication from the DNR.

One of the authors is conservation biologist Lucas Olson. He says improving the local habitat is dependent on using native plants....

Study Links Ethanol Production to Habitat Destruction

Mar 28, 2017

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin is among the top ten states for ethanol production, with nine plants pumping out more than 500 million gallons of ethanol each year. But a new study shows a strong tie between ethanol production and the destruction of wildlife habitat.

Rob Burke

Many people gather firewood from fallen or dead trees on their own lands or from national forest or state-owned property.  In today’s Wildlife Matters, DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz says in some cases, managers may choose to leave those trees alone for the benefit of wildlife.  

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Oneida County is holding two workshops on the value of maintaining woody habitat along lake shorelines.  

Rosie Page from the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department says fallen trees and branches provide valuable habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife…but that habitat is being greatly reduced.