11 pages have the tag Natural Resources

  • /news/columns/2018/what-can-we-do-to-protect-our-water/
    Summary “What can we do to protect our water?” This is a question I am often asked. Many Wisconsin residents are concerned about protecting our precious natural resources, and much of the concern is focused on water quality.
    Body “What Can We Do to Protect Our Water?” “What can we do to protect our water?” This is a question I am often asked. Many Wisconsin residents are concerned about protecting our precious natural resources, and much of the concern is focused on water qu...
  • Back to the Woods

    Last edited: 04/17/2018

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    Summary “See that scrape?” Lisa pointed to a large area of bare dirt. “That’s not made by a tractor tire.”
    Body Back to the Woods “See that scrape?” Lisa pointed to a large area of bare dirt. “That’s not made by a tractor tire.” “And look at the branches above,” she said. “They are all broken. The buck was standing here pawing his hooves and tossing his head...
  • /news/columns/2016/audit-raises-questions-about-clean-water-protection/
    Summary We all drink water. We expect the water to be clean when it comes out of the facet. We also expect that someone is looking over the safety of our water.
    Body Audit Raises Questions About Clean Water Protection We all drink water. We expect the water to be clean when it comes out of the facet. We also expect that someone is looking over the safety of our water. Residents in Kewaunee County wonder more ...
  • /news/columns/2016/locals-raise-questions-about-railroad-police/
    Summary It was no wonder the Legislative committee chairperson did not want to hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 734, a bill that would return railroad trespassing law to pre-2006, which allowed crossing.
    Body Locals Raise Questions about Railroad Police It was no wonder the Legislative committee chairperson did not want to hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 734, a bill that would return railroad trespassing law to pre-2006, which allowed crossing. M...
  • /news/columns/2016/the-next-well-that-goes-bad-may-be-yours/
    Summary “I feel like the state failed to protect the people,” Stacy told me. “Nobody really cares because it’s not affecting them.”
    Body The Next Well that Goes Bad May be Yours “I feel like the state failed to protect the people,” Stacy told me. “Nobody really cares because it’s not affecting them.” Stacy is one of several Lincoln Township residents in Trempealeau County who live...
  • /news/columns/2017/are-waters-in-wisconsin-meeting-water-quality-standards/
    Summary “The bottom line is: Are waters meeting water quality standards?” George Meyer told the Audit Committee at a recent hearing.
    Body   Are Waters in Wisconsin Meeting Water Quality Standards? “The bottom line is: Are waters meeting water quality standards?” George Meyer told the Audit Committee at a recent hearing. “[Wisconsin is] adding hundreds of impaired waters every year,”...
  • /news/columns/2017/high-capacity-well-proposal-makes-water-problems-worse/
    Summary What if you woke up one morning turned on the faucet to wash your face and saw brown water coming out of your tap?
    Body High Capacity Well Proposal Makes Water Problems Worse What if you woke up one morning turned on the faucet to wash your face and saw brown water coming out of your tap? Stacy Sylla of rural Lincoln Township in Trempealeau County texted me just suc...
  • /news/columns/2018/removing-wetland-protections-needs-serious-deliberation/
    Summary “How can they possibly know what they are voting on?” she asked me. I replied there is no time to talk with people and learn the effects of these changes.
    Body Removing Wetland Protections Needs Serious Deliberation Last Friday afternoon we learned of the 79 bills up for a vote on Tuesday. I spoke with my neighbor shortly after seeing the long list. “How can they possibly know what they are voting on?” sh...
  • /news/columns/2016/this-land-is-our-land-or-it-used-to-be/
    Summary One of the best spots to ice fish is south of Alma just down the dugway from Carrol Iberg’s rural home.
    Body “This Land is Our Land” Or it used to be… Mississippi backwaters cut off to locals by railroad “police” One of the best spots to ice fish is south of Alma just down the dugway from Carrol Iberg’s rural home. Down there “ice fishing is really g...
  • 2018

    Last edited: 03/06/2018

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  • /news/columns/2017/new-dnr-report-who-should-pay-to-protect-and-encourage-fish-and-wildlife/
    Summary Wisconsin is number one in hunting! Don’t take it from me. The Department of Natural Resources has studies to back it up.
    Body   New DNR Report: Who Should Pay to Protect and Encourage Fish and Wildlife? Wisconsin is number one in hunting! Don’t take it from me. The Department of Natural Resources has studies to back it up. A new DNR report noted Wisconsin had the number ...