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Kellerton Grasslands named globally important bird area

Kellerton Grasslands named globally important bird area

  • 11/15/2017 9:55:00 AM
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In August, Ringgold County’s Kellerton Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA) was elevated to status of a Globally Important Bird Area (GIBA) by BirdLife International, based in Great Britain, and the National Audubon Society.  
DNR responds to hunting incident in Jackson County

DNR responds to hunting incident in Jackson County

  • 11/15/2017 9:52:00 AM
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BERNARD, Iowa -- State conservation officers with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources responded to a hunting-related injury that occurred in Jackson County at the Three Hills Hunting Preserve, during a pheasant hunt on Sunday shortly after 11 a.m.  
Iowa deer harvest similar to 2016

Iowa deer harvest similar to 2016

  • 11/15/2017 9:51:00 AM
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The 2017 Iowa deer harvest is running slightly behind the 2016 totals. So far this fall, 21,825 deer have been reported, compared to 21,947 for the same period last year.
Remodeled DNR shooting range open in Polk City

Remodeled DNR shooting range open in Polk City

  • 11/9/2017 4:08:00 PM
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POLK CITY -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is proud to announce the newly remodeled Olofson shooting range in rural Polk City is open for business.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 11/9/2017 4:06:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Students lead the charge to reclaim, rename "Sewer Creek"

Students lead the charge to reclaim, rename "Sewer Creek"

  • 11/7/2017 4:21:00 PM
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In an effort to revive the creek, advanced placement biology students at Newton High School are gathering support from community leaders to change the name to Cardinal Creek through the U.S. Geological Survey. 
Arizona man charged with deer poaching in Iowa

Arizona man charged with deer poaching in Iowa

  • 11/7/2017 2:48:00 PM
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Iowa DNR Conservation Officers have charged Nicholas W. Slater, 31, of Glendale, AZ with deer poaching in Lake Manawa State Park on November 19, 2016.
Hiding Out in Union Grove

Hiding Out in Union Grove

  • 11/7/2017 2:27:00 PM
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Grab a backpack and discover this best-kept secret among Iowa’s state parks. Spend the day—or a season.
Grants available for fishing and boating education programs in Hispanic communities

Grants available for fishing and boating education programs in Hispanic communities

  • 11/7/2017 11:33:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fish Iowa! angler education program has partnered with the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s (RBFF) Vamos A Pescar program to provide $1,000 grants to local 501(c)(3) organizations to support local efforts to educate and engage families in high-density Hispanic communities through programs, classes and fishing activities.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Nov. 9 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Nov. 9 in Des Moines

  • 11/3/2017 2:30:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 9, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

  • 11/2/2017 10:58:00 AM
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JERICO – Wednesday, DNR staff from Manchester investigated a small hog manure spill near Jerico that reached a tributary of Crane Creek.
Ongoing wastewater discharge occurring in Muscatine

Ongoing wastewater discharge occurring in Muscatine

  • 11/2/2017 10:57:00 AM
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MUSCATINE—Monday, the city of Muscatine reported the ongoing release of untreated wastewater leaking from a sewer force main near the intersection of Nebraska and Day streets.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 11/2/2017 7:47:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for November 30 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office located a 7900 Hickman Rd, Windsor Heights. A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
Barn Owl Nesting Bonanza

Barn Owl Nesting Bonanza

  • 11/2/2017 7:45:00 AM
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While the documentation of 17 Barn Owl nests and 33 total records in 2016 was an all-time record high for Iowa, that record was more than doubled this year. Currently, 38 Barn Owl nests are documented in 26 counties, and 71 young Barn Owls have fledged from 26 nests.
Fish kill in Dubuque County caused by dairy runoff

Fish kill in Dubuque County caused by dairy runoff

  • 10/31/2017 2:11:00 PM
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DYERSVILLE – The DNR received laboratory results last week confirming that ammonia toxicity in runoff from a dairy was responsible for an October fish kill in Dubuque County.
Time to start pruning oaks

Time to start pruning oaks

  • 10/31/2017 10:41:00 AM
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Cold weather is here and now is the time to start pruning oak trees with minimal to no risk of spreading oak wilt.
Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

  • 10/31/2017 10:38:00 AM
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Iowa’s furbearer season opens Nov. 4, and the outlook for 2017 is good as populations are stable to increasing statewide.
Registration Open for Sponsored Project Workshop

Registration Open for Sponsored Project Workshop

  • 10/31/2017 7:34:00 AM
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Learn how to implement State Revolving Fund sponsored projects in your community at our annual workshop on November 15, 2017.  Registration is now open. Registration is just $25 through November 9
Iowa DNR Legal Services Bureau Chief inducted into national class

Iowa DNR Legal Services Bureau Chief inducted into national class

  • 10/30/2017 12:15:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Legal Services Bureau Chief Edmund J. Tormey was inducted into the 2017 Class of The American College of Environmental Lawyers last week at the College’s annual meeting in Charleston, SC.
Cleanup of Page County manure spill complete

Cleanup of Page County manure spill complete

  • 10/27/2017 12:59:00 PM
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CLARINDA—Staff from DNR’s Atlantic field office confirmed that cleanup is complete from a manure spill that occurred Oct. 24 northwest of Clarinda.
Wastewater discharge in Mills County near Malvern

Wastewater discharge in Mills County near Malvern

  • 10/26/2017 4:24:00 PM
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MALVERN –The wastewater operator for the city of Malvern just reported they’ve discovered a break in a sewer main where it crosses Little Creek about one-fourth mile southwest of town.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 10/26/2017 11:17:00 AM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses, and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

  • 10/26/2017 7:19:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS – Late Wednesday afternoon DNR received a report from the city of Council Bluffs that untreated wastewater had discharged into Indian Creek and then into the Missouri River near Gifford Road in Council Bluffs.
DNR investigates two spills in Southwest Iowa today

DNR investigates two spills in Southwest Iowa today

  • 10/25/2017 3:20:00 PM
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ATLANTIC—Staff from the DNR’s Atlantic field office were in the field Wednesday checking for the sources of a spill in Fremont County and a manure spill that reached a tributary of East Tarkio Creek in Page County.
Think safety before opening day

Think safety before opening day

  • 10/24/2017 12:46:00 PM
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Hunters heading to the field for the opening weekend of pheasant season are encouraged to review safe hunting practices before they head out.
Iowa’s pheasant hunting season opens Oct 28

Iowa’s pheasant hunting season opens Oct 28

  • 10/24/2017 12:44:00 PM
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An estimated 50,000 blaze orange-clad hunters will dot Iowa’s countryside at 8 a.m. on Oct. 28, for the opening of Iowa’s 2017 pheasant hunting season.
eMMP update - a better way to handle manure management plans

eMMP update - a better way to handle manure management plans

  • 10/20/2017 11:01:00 AM
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Work is proceeding on the new electronic Manure Management Plan—eMMP—which will make it possible to submit short forms for manure management plans and pay fees online. The goal is to simplify filing an annual MMP for 7,000-plus producers, their consultants, and the 99 counties that receive the plans.
10 fantastic fall fishing spots

10 fantastic fall fishing spots

  • 10/17/2017 2:05:00 PM
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Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it. The air is cool, lakes are less crowded and fish are easy to catch.
DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

  • 10/17/2017 11:33:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR is launching a new campaign this week called “Let’s Go Hunting” to encourage more people to either try hunting, to get back into hunting or for passionate hunters to share their favorite pastime with a beginner.
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