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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Nearly 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

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Safety

Friday, May 15, 2020

The 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

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 14, 2020

COVID-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

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

In 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

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Law & Politics

Friday, May 1, 2020

Gov. 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.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Law & Politics

Friday, May 1, 2020

Please 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

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Great Lakes

Friday, April 24, 2020

As 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

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Job Opportunities

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Despite 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.

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Monday, April 13, 2020

The 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

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Monday, March 16, 2020

The 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

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, History, Shipwrecks, Software & Apps

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