What We Lose If We Lose Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker, recently unveiled a budget plan that would put an end to Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. The publication has existed for nearly 100 years in one form or another and serves to inform Wisconsin residents, hunters, anglers Read More …

Purging DNR’s Website Doesn’t Change Climate Facts

Last week, we shared our resolution to stand up for science in 2017, after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources changed their website to reflect an incorrect and politically motivated stance on climate change. Yesterday CFL director, Steve Carpenter, and Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Putting Aquatic Plant IQ to the Test

This summer, Anna Krieg, an undergraduate at Arizona State University, will spend a few months in a much wetter habitat as the CFL’s summer outreach intern at our Trout Lake Station. These are her Notes from the Northwoods: by Anna Read More …

John Lyons to Tell Tales of Fishes of Wisconsin at Science on Tap

Next Wednesday, March 2nd, Wisconsin DNR “fish guru,” John Lyons will be at the Minocqua Brewing Company for Science on Tap-Minocqua, where he’ll talk about the “Wonderful World of Wisconsin Fishes.” (Can’t make it to Minocqua? You can always watch Read More …

Fish Fry Day: UW-Madison Students Visit Nevin Fish Hatchery

by Chelsey Blanke Last week, students in UW-Madison’s Ecology of Fishes lab course had the privilege of visiting WDNR’s Nevin Fish Hatchery, just a 15-minute drive from campus. Field trips are a major component of the course’s content and this Read More …

Notes from the Northwoods: Can Native Bugs Take Out Invasive Plants?

by AnnaKay Kruger Joe Bevington leans over the side of the boat and eyes the dense weeds in the water below us, watching green, long-feathered arms of Eurasian water milfoil move indolently with the current. The UW-Madison undergraduate wields a Read More …

Fish Fry Day: Whitefish Runs Return to Wisconsin Rivers

Last week, an excellent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covered some great news – lake whitefish are migrating inland to spawn and, in many cases, fish were running up into tributaries where they hadn’t been seen for 100 years. Read More …