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Iowa’s 2018 shotgun deer season quickly approaching

Iowa’s 2018 shotgun deer season quickly approaching

  • 11/20/2018 11:57:00 AM
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Deer hunters will soon be trading in their bows for shotguns and body harnesses for blaze orange vests as the calendar turns to December and the first of Iowa’s three main gun seasons begin.  And based on reports, it looks like hunting will be good, if the weather cooperates.
2018 pheasant season off to a good start

2018 pheasant season off to a good start

  • 11/20/2018 11:53:00 AM
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Three weeks into the pheasant season and hunters are finding success similar to the August roadside survey forecast – good hunting in central and north central Iowa; spotty hunting in southern Iowa.
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/20/2018 11:51:00 AM
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Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.
Grants available for fishing and boating education programs in Hispanic communities

Grants available for fishing and boating education programs in Hispanic communities

  • 11/20/2018 11:49:00 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 funding 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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 11/15/2018 3:19:00 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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 11/15/2018 3:18:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Des Moines public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Des Moines public meeting

  • 11/15/2018 2:50:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be in Des Moines on Nov. 27 to discuss issues related to deer diseases in an urban deer herd, the recent restrictions on wildlife rehabilitators accepting deer and hunter participation in the battle against chronic wasting disease (CWD).
10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

10 fall favorite trout fishing streams

  • 11/15/2018 2:17:00 PM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa’s trout streams this fall. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to streams in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces – there's a perfect spot for everyone.
Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges open Black Friday

Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges open Black Friday

  • 11/13/2018 1:04:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a solution for those wanting to avoid the holiday tradition of standing in long checkout lines on the day after Thanksgiving – the Banner and Butch Olofson shooting ranges will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Black Friday. As an added incentive, the DNR has discounted its annual passes for 2019 by $40 which is the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for member of the family.
DNR to eliminate common carp and gizzard shad at Easter Lake

DNR to eliminate common carp and gizzard shad at Easter Lake

  • 11/13/2018 1:01:00 PM
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Des Moines - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Polk County Conservation Board, City of Des Moines, Polk Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship – Division of Soil Conservation, and other partners started working in 2008 to improve habitat and water quality at Easter Lake on the southeast edge of Des Moines.
North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations

  • 11/13/2018 9:37:00 AM
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TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa - On Wednesday, November 7, Iowa DNR Conservation Officers Andrea Bevington and Adam Arnold were checking hunters in deer camps in Taylor County when they observed one group of hunters with an untagged deer.  After interviewing the hunters, the conservation officers uncovered numerous hunting violations including falsifying residency and hunting with Missouri deer licenses in Iowa. 
Man run over while setting up deer blinds for veterans hunt

Man run over while setting up deer blinds for veterans hunt

  • 11/12/2018 9:39:00 AM
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JASPER COUNTY, Iowa – At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 10, a man was run over by a Polaris Ranger at the Reichelt Unit Area while setting up hunting blinds for a veteran’s deer hunt.
Enforcement actions

Enforcement actions

  • 11/8/2018 1:36:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 11/8/2018 1:34:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Third Quarter IUP Update

Third Quarter IUP Update

  • 11/8/2018 9:18:00 AM
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The fiscal year 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) Third Quarter Update for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment.
Public meeting to discuss Silver Lake improvement plan

Public meeting to discuss Silver Lake improvement plan

  • 11/7/2018 9:45:00 AM
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LAKE PARK – The City of Lake Park, Wenck Engineering, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 6 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Lake Park Community Center (903 S Market Street) to discuss plans for improving water quality and recreational opportunities at Silver Lake in Dickinson County.
Meet America's national mammal, the bison

Meet America's national mammal, the bison

  • 11/6/2018 2:31:00 PM
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While 20-30 million bison used to roam across North America, unregulated shooting and habitat loss led to their population to fall to only 1,091 by 1889.
Quail hunter injured while on group hunt

Quail hunter injured while on group hunt

  • 11/6/2018 11:34:00 AM
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PAGE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting incident involving a group of quail hunters in Page County on November 1.
Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Iowa City public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss deer diseases at Iowa City public meeting

  • 11/6/2018 11:01:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be in Iowa City on Nov. 14 to discuss issues related to deer diseases in an urban deer herd, the recent restrictions on wildlife rehabilitators accepting deer and hunter participation in the battle against chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference November 8

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference November 8

  • 11/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 8. The teleconference will originate from the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.  
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 11/5/2018 1:58:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.
Iowa DNR compliance actions

Iowa DNR compliance actions

  • 11/5/2018 1:56:00 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.
DNR investigated discharge to Four Mile Creek tributary

DNR investigated discharge to Four Mile Creek tributary

  • 11/2/2018 5:04:00 PM
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ANKENY—A storage tank overflowed at the Air Gas plant on SE Creekview Drive in Ankeny over the weekend, sending about 1,000 gallons of lime slurry into a tributary of Four Mile Creek.
Top 3 ways to handle fall leaves

Top 3 ways to handle fall leaves

  • 10/31/2018 12:54:00 PM
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Fall leaves are beautiful -- until they pile up in your yard. But don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put them to good use. Your leaves, branches and other landscape materials can nourish your lawn, garden or community.
Help a Bat: Build a Bat House!

Help a Bat: Build a Bat House!

  • 10/31/2018 12:13:00 PM
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Bats are a great addition to any backyard - not only are their nightly aerial acrobatics fun to watch during the summer, they are also an excellent source of pest control and will kill loads of those pesky mosquitoes!
Upcoming hunter education classes

Upcoming hunter education classes

  • 10/30/2018 12:36:00 PM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 10/30/2018 12:35:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams.
SGP Workshop "RCRA E-manifest," November 6, 2018 in Ankeny

SGP Workshop "RCRA E-manifest," November 6, 2018 in Ankeny

  • 10/29/2018 9:05:00 AM
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Join us at the Iowa Strategic Goals Program 1-day workshop on November 6, 2018! Find out everything you want to know about E-manifest. For this workshop attendees will hear from EPA Region 7 compliance officers about EPA’s E-manifest program
Consultant Begins Work on Online Air Permit Application System

Consultant Begins Work on Online Air Permit Application System

  • 10/29/2018 9:04:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has entered into a contract with enfoTech & Consulting, Inc. to develop a new electronic air permitting application system. The DNR expects the system to be online by Dec. 1, 2019 for Title V and construction permit applicants.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 10/29/2018 9:02:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits
Compliance Actions

Compliance Actions

  • 10/29/2018 9:01:00 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. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Agenda for November 8 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

Agenda for November 8 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

  • 10/25/2018 2:45:00 PM
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An Air Quality Client Contact Meeting will be held Thursday, November 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in DNR Conference Room 2N at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th St, Des Moines. A conference call option is available at: (866) 685-1580, code 515 242 5296#.
What to do when there are bats in your house or yard

What to do when there are bats in your house or yard

  • 10/25/2018 2:29:00 PM
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Bats are great neighbors - think of all those insects they eat for you - but not roommates. Here's how to give bats their own proper home in your yard but not your house.
Did you know that Iowa has nine species of bats?

Did you know that Iowa has nine species of bats?

  • 10/25/2018 7:24:00 AM
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Two of the most common bats in Iowa are the little brown bat (Myotis lucifigus) and the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Like all of the bats in Iowa, they are insectivores and are critical for keeping Iowa’s insect populations in check.
Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

  • 10/25/2018 7:21:00 AM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa – On October 20, around 9:00 a.m., the Sabula Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Browns Lake near Green Island Wildlife Management Area for a hunter in the water holding onto a capsized kayak.
New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial Stormwater

New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial Stormwater

  • 10/25/2018 7:19:00 AM
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Industrial and commercial facilities with "stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity" are required to obtain NPDES permits, known as General Permits #1 and #3.  A new training opportunity has been developed to help those facilities understand their permitting requirements, develop pollution prevention plans, and implement best management practices with the goal of staying in compliance.
7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

  • 10/23/2018 2:27:00 PM
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Get out and enjoy Iowa’s fantastic fishing opportunities. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
Zebra mussels found in Lost Island Lake

Zebra mussels found in Lost Island Lake

  • 10/23/2018 10:45:00 AM
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Ruthven, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Lost Island Lake near Ruthven in Palo Alto County.
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