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Hickory Grove Lake treatment complete

Hickory Grove Lake treatment complete

  • 8/19/2020 7:26:00 AM
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COLO - Hickory Grove Lake has reopened after rotenone treatment by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on August 4 to remove the remaining fish population. Several injurious fish species, such as common carp, grass carp and black bullhead, were reducing water clarity, destroying aquatic plants, and preventing the fishery at Hickory Grove Lake from reaching its full potential.
Efforts to remove carp continue at Hickory Grove Lake

Efforts to remove carp continue at Hickory Grove Lake

  • 5/5/2020 12:02:00 PM
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COLO, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Story County Conservation (SCC) plan to start drawing down Hickory Grove Lake near Colo in early May to remove common carp. The lake will remain drained until fall.
Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

  • 7/17/2018 12:17:00 PM
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Colo – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has relaxed the fishing regulations at Hickory Grove Lake to allow anglers to more freely harvest game fish before the lake is renovated.
Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

  • 10/3/2017 1:37:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

  • 9/19/2017 2:35:00 PM
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This year may be a good one for leaf viewers, according to Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Plant some school pride with this month's nursery packet

Plant some school pride with this month's nursery packet

  • 11/1/2016 3:40:00 PM
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Everyone loves a friendly rivalry, especially when it comes to our three major universities – Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. This November, the DNR State Forest Nursery is challenging Iowans to plant some school spirit and promote conservation at the same time. 
DNR Investigating red color in a Cherokee County stream

DNR Investigating red color in a Cherokee County stream

  • 10/13/2016 8:36:00 AM
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LARRABEE - After a report from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon, the DNR is looking for the cause of a red color in Bear Creek about four miles west of Larrabee.
Colors of the Driftless

Colors of the Driftless

  • 10/7/2016 3:14:00 PM
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Far up in the northeast corner of Iowa lies a tiny gem of a town called Marquette. The town proudly proclaims to be “Iowa’s Best Kept Secret.” In fact, if it wasn’t for the congenial welcome sign that reads “The People of Iowa Welcome You. Iowa: Fields of Opportunities,” most Iowans would never know they were still in the Hawkeye State. Yet, in this area of Iowa, the sign almost seems like a misnomer as there are few fields to see.
Out of the way fall color

Out of the way fall color

  • 9/30/2016 11:17:00 AM
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Autumn brings a welcoming crispness to the air. It’s officially fall in the Midwest, and fun abounds statewide for those in search of color and good times outdoors. Yes, northeast Iowa is the top hotspot for fall color, but here are some less trod places with everything from fishing to paddling and hiking. So get out—there is much to explore!
40th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar - Fascinations of the Loess Hills

40th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar - Fascinations of the Loess Hills

  • 5/3/2016 1:32:00 PM
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The Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, sponsored annually by the Northwest Area Education Agency, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Monona County Conservation, is June 3-5, beginning at West Monona High School, in Onawa, and then moving to the Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area campground, near Castana.