Legislation seeks interim steps to stop Asian carp

Legislation introduced by congressional members

Members of Congress have introduced legislation calling for interim steps to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways while a permanent solution is debated.

DNR calls 2014 gun deer hunt rebuilding year

Early numbers show number of deer killed is down

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials are telling the agency's board that the 2014 nine-day gun deer hunt was a rebuilding year.

Board makes first revisions to invasive list

DNR proposes changes on dozens more organisms

The state Department of Natural Resources' board has made the first revisions to Wisconsin's invasive species list since it was created five years ago.

State blames weather for low deer hunt numbers

DNR: More than 90K deer registered opening weekend

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials blame winter weather for low deer gun hunt registration numbers during the beginning of 2014's harvest.

DNR to ask for first revisions to invasives list

Board to consider changes next month

The state Department of Natural Resources' board is set to consider next month whether to make the first revisions to the state's invasive species list since it was created in 2009.

Urban deer vs. car crashes on the rise

While Wisconsin Department of Transportation numbers show fewer drivers are killed or hurt when they hit deer, especially compared to a decade ago, the crashes in newly-developed urban areas appear to be increasing.

DNR: Moose sightings rare in Chippewa Valley

Rare occurrence in that part of the state

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received reports of moose sightings in the Chippewa Valley -- a rare occurrence in that part of the state.

Pheasants killed in vandalism replaced by DNR

100 birds died when vandals hit school sheds

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has donated 110 young pheasants to the Richland Center High School after vandalism lead to the death of pheasant chicks, according to a release.

City leaders' proposal targets problem deer

Deer on airport's runway cause safety concerns

The dozens of deer grazing near and going onto the Portage Airport's runway are causing city leaders so much concern that they plan on spending thousands of dollars to have city police officers harvest them.

DNR: Trees damaged by storm could be worth money

Meeting scheduled Tuesday to talk about salvaging timber

Tornadoes that touched down in several locations across Iowa and Grant counties last week left many woodland owners with damage to their trees, DNR officials said.

Law enforcement step up patrols on the water

Operation Dry Waters aims to crack down on waterway OWIs

It's a big weekend for summertime fun. The Fourth of July is right around the corner and this weekend is sure to bring a crowd to the waters.

Experimental DNA test helps diagnose Cottage Grove teen

Next-generation genomic sequencing tests for viruses, bacteria, fungi

This spring Cottage Grove teenager Joshua Osborn will most likely be found on his trampoline, which is a welcome change from last summer when the 15-year-old was hospitalized and in a coma.

Problems persist at Mazo Beach, DNR says

Legislators want more from state prosecutors to address Mazo Beach

The Department of Natural Resources says citations for illicit activity, public sexual acts, and drug use around the beach have remained constant, even a year after the department closed the park and the surrounding area during the week.

DNR to close shooting range

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say they're going to close a parcel of public land in Columbia County that's become an unmanaged shooting range.

DNR rangers, wardens can record conversations without consent

Interactions with people on state land often taped for safety, evidence

Will Johnson has stopped at a number of campgrounds in his cross-country trek before settling in at Lake Kegonsa for the night. He has spent the better part of the spring driving himself and his supplies from park to park, forest to forest and campsite to campsite.

DNR checks state park trees twice a year

State parks directors: Devil's Lake trees inspected earlier this spring

Kevin Spahr, the father of a 10-year-old killed by a fallen tree at Devil's Lake State Park over the weekend, said he had little time to process the situation and protect his little girl.