Recently the Eastern Gray Wolf was delisted, and the first modern day harvest season was held in both Wisconsin and Minnesota last season. The harvest allotment and timing was very well controlled and everything went off with very few problems.
On Saturday I attended a talk on climate change and its effect on forests. What I expected to take away from this presentation was hard facts and solid data to let me make some real conclusions based on sound scientific reasoning. I left the talk very disappointed.
It was back in February of 2005 when the first Outdoor Happenings column appeared. Jeff Holmquist, who was and still is editor of the New Richmond News, Chet McCarty, who was the manager of the St. Croix Wetlands Management District (SCWMD) at that time, and I met to formulate an outdoor column for the paper.
Over the next few months, when time permits, several of our local conservation clubs and organizations will be profiled to provide historical background plus highlight the opportunities these organizations offer to area residents.
Wisconsin travel destinations are some of the best kept secrets around. While some folks view vacations as a trip to far and exotic places, we really only have to look within our state to experience some really novel opportunities.
Join a National Park Service ranger for coffee and conversation. Learn the conservation history of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and enjoy the early morning quiet as you paddle its placid waters.
This paddle event will take place on the St. Croix River from Osceola Landing to William O’Brien State Park on Sunday, June 10, from 7:15 a.m. to noon.
This year’s Spring Hearings will have a slightly different spin to it. It is scheduled for April 9 starting at 7 p.m. in all 72 of Wisconsin’s counties but the Department of Natural Resources portion will be informational only with no real rule changes being presented to be voted on.
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