Category Archive: Conservation Corner

Sep 30 2021

Spotted Lanternfly Alert

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species native to Asia. In 2014 it was found in Pennsylvania and has since spread to multiple counties which are now quarantined. If you see a spotted lanternfly, kill it, squash it, smash it…just get rid of it. In the fall, these bugs will lay egg masses with 30-50 …

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Sep 20 2021

Land Management Plans

Why do you need a land management plan? They are the key to the successful management of your forest. Land management plans are long-term and provide continuity through generations of ownership. Make sure to go over your plan with family members that may be purchasing or inheriting the land in the future. If you don’t …

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Aug 30 2021

Surface Water Grants Program

Landowners, have you considered adding a rain garden or native plants to your shoreline?  By stopping run-off from entering your lake or river, you can protect them for future generations.  A rain garden or native planting can provide beautiful flowers all summer long.  They will bring more wildlife to your yard and deter geese and …

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Aug 23 2021

Governor Evers Signs Bill Encouraging More Wetland and Floodplain Restoration

Governor Tony Evers put his final approval on Senate Bill 91 (now 2021 Act 77) which focuses on restoring the natural capacity of wetlands to manage water. The legislation calls for the creation of a hydrologic restoration general permit for simple, voluntary projects that repair hydrology, often involving upper watershed wetland restoration and floodplain reconnection.  …

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Aug 20 2021

European Frog-bit

Earlier this summer, botanists discovered a population of the wetland invasive plant European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsusā€ranae) in Oconto County. This is the first time this species, which is widespread along the coastal areas of lakes Erie and Huron up to the eastern Upper Peninsula, has been found in the wild in Wisconsin. The population was …

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Aug 09 2021

PFAS Coordinating Council

In 2019, Governor Tony Evers declared it the Year of Clean Drinking Water.  As part of the state-wide initiative to ensure Wisconsinites have access to clean, safe drinking water, Gov. Evers signed Executive Order #40 in August 2019 to address the issue of PFAS(per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances in Wisconsin. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a …

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