Tag Archives: Wisconsin DNR

Hunters Should Be on High Alert for CWD

A University of Wisconsin-Madison veterinarian has advised hunters to get their harvested deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Currently, Portage County has positive cases of CWD for both wild and captive habitats, increasing the need for hunters to be aware of the disease. While it is still in the peer-review process, a Canadian abstract study found that some primates have ... Read More »

Frac Sand Mining: Some Residents Cannot Sand It

On Nov. 22 Winona County in Minnesota voted to ban frac sand mining. Sand mining is the procedure of extracting specific sand types for use in hydraulic fracturing in the western United States. Frac sand mines are found throughout southwestern Wisconsin and neighboring parts of Minnesota. While there are no active sand mining sites in Portage County, neighboring Wood county is ... Read More »

Students Combat Wildfires

Students wiped soot off their faces and shielded their eyes from smoke on Oct. 25 as they trained to become certified to fight wildfires. About 80 forestry and fire management students worked at various stations managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Fire Crew. “This is a mutual agreement with the DNR,” said ... Read More »