Thursday, May 21, 2020Nearly 24 hours before the Edenville Dam in Midland County collapsed Tuesday, conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began evacuating people in homes and businesses positioned downriver of the dam. With historic flood levels expected, the officers remain on scene and are providing emergency response as
Friday, May 15, 2020The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received results from surface water and sediment sampling performed in November 2019 to determine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS, are present in areas that are targeted for potential cleanup-related dredging across the US EPA-designated Milwaukee Estuary
Thursday, May 14, 2020COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. In honor of National Safe Boating Week, held May 16-22, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council encourage boaters to follow social distancing guidelines for safe outdoor recreation. “Year after year, state
Tuesday, May 12, 2020In the northern Lake Huron lake trout management unit MH-1, the daily possession limit is now three fish (up from a two-fish limit in 2019). This regulation now applies to all Lake Huron waters. In the Lake Michigan lake trout management unit MM-4, the daily possession limit is two fish (up from a one-fish limit last year). Anglers
Friday, May 1, 2020Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order recognizes outdoor activity as essential. As such, the 2020-2021 Game Fish season will proceed as planned opening on May 2. All regulations and license requirements apply. The DNR reminds anglers to fish close to home and practice social distancing whether fishing from a boat, dock, or shoreline.
Friday, May 1, 2020Please remember to practice social distancing when fishing, including remaining six feet away from other anglers. If you arrive at a fishing area that is congested, please consider finding another area to fish. *READ: Tips on best trolling practices* Lake Superior Lake trout are the premiere fish to catch in Lake Superior, and these
Friday, April 24, 2020As we honor 50 years of Earth Day, it's more important than ever to care for one another and the planet we all call home. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is entrusted to protect the people's resources. It’s a job we take very seriously. To help the cause, the DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement is hiring for its next
Tuesday, April 14, 2020Despite the spring-like temperatures April may bring to the Buckeye State, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft wants Ohioans to know that water temperatures in lakes and streams are still very cold, and even the best swimmers could experience complete exhaustion in just 15 minutes.
Monday, April 13, 2020The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife charged Szuch Fishery, Inc. with wildlife violations after investigators observed abuse and wanton waste of highly-prized game fish on March 31, 2020. “This type of behavior is unexpected and unacceptable,” said Matt Leibengood, Law Enforcement
Monday, March 16, 2020The cold, fresh waters of the Great Lakes are literally littered with shipwrecks – pieces of history capturing chapters of a time when transport by water was as important as transport by land. Some, like the Syracuse, recall the Great Lakes’ sailing heyday, when goods and people routinely plied the lakes along well-used