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2012-09-13 10:25:06

MAIDEN ROCK, Wis., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two state of Wisconsin conservation biologists hosted a Bat Night field trip for more than 30 people at the Fairmount Minerals Maiden Rock sand mine recently. An estimated 85,000 to 100,000 bats make the Maiden Rock mine their home during the winter. This is the state's second largest bat hibernation spot. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/DA74301) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/MM48466LOGO) John Paul...

2012-08-30 06:22:25

A. Finkl & Sons Accepts Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Award CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To improve and beautify the environment, Chicago steel manufacturer A. Finkl & Sons has extended its partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and will provide 400,000 tree seedlings annually for the next 10 years, valued at almost $600,000. A. Finkl & Sons began the partnership with WDNR in 1990 and since has assisted with the...

2012-08-15 06:20:48

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bosch's New Richmond and Shell Lake, Wis., facilities received an environmental excellence award from the Green Tier program, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In support of the local community and its environmental and educational efforts, the company presented cash awards totaling $35,000 to three community organizations. As one of only four companies to receive Tier 2 status, Bosch's...

2011-07-22 00:01:02

Timmons Group recently completed the Wisconsin Forest Inventory and Reporting System (WisFIRS) GIS for Public Land Management Application. WisFIRS is a Web-based application which allows foresters to enter, plan and report on core business functions related to forest reconnaissance data on more than 3.8 million acres of Wisconsin's public forests. The WisFIRS application is used by hundreds of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) staff and County Forest partners and allows...

2011-02-23 00:00:42

Agency earns Excellence in Communications Award for its effective use of digital communications to streamline its permit renewal process, save money and eliminate the need for employees to manage and maintain email distribution lists. Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has been awarded the Excellence in Communication Award. Presented quarterly, GovDelivery's award recognizes agencies that take an innovative approach to communication...

2009-04-03 17:29:39

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public's help in finding a cougar that vanished before workers could get a radio collar on it. The animal, last seen in early March, was the second cougar to be found in the state in 14 months. The cougar appeared in good health and we wanted to keep him that way, said Ken Jonas, a biologist with the department. After several days of tracking him field conditions had deteriorated to the point that we were unable to locate him...

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 4--The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Thursday issued a warning to boaters that the majority of the debris washed downstream from the Lake Delton area by floods is still present in and along the Wisconsin River from Lake Delton to approximately the Columbia Power Plant. The agency said the debris can prove hazardous. "We've documented more than 80 visible piles of debris along this portion of the river," said Barbara Wolf, regional...

2008-07-02 03:00:15

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--A local study found air quality inside many La Crosse county eating and drinking establishments that allow smoking exceeds hazardous levels. A La Crosse County Health Department report released Tuesday found that in 13 of the 19 establishments evaluated, air quality exceeded the hazardous limit of the Air Quality Index established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Air quality in some of the establishments was four...

2008-07-01 15:00:49

By RAQUEL RUTLEDGE While state legislators attack reformulated gas in southeastern Wisconsin for its cost and waning effectiveness, something else is brewing in gas pumps in the rest of the state that has the potential, if not a promise, to stir statewide controversy. It's all centered on ethanol. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warned three years ago that blending 10% ethanol into the state's regular-grade fuel supply -- without making other changes to the gas -- would...

2008-07-01 03:00:34

By Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 1--While state legislators attack reformulated gas in southeastern Wisconsin for its cost and waning effectiveness, something else is brewing in gas pumps in the rest of the state that has the potential, if not a promise, to stir statewide controversy. It's all centered on ethanol. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warned three years ago that blending 10% ethanol into the state's regular-grade fuel supply -- without...