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2019 Winter Bald Eagle Watches

2019 Winter Bald Eagle Watches

  • 1/4/2019 11:35:00 AM
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Iowa is one of the best places in the country to watch large convocations of Bald Eagles. During the winter they move away from their nest sites and gather around open water to hunt and fish on our biggest rivers, particularly the Mississippi and Des Moines.
Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

  • 1/3/2019 4:26:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2019

Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2019

  • 1/3/2019 2:29:00 PM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2018 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2019.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/27/2018 2:27:00 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 posts 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

DNR posts 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

  • 12/27/2018 2:25:00 PM
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DES MOINES ― According to the DNR’s legislatively mandated “2017 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report” posted today, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Iowa increased, primarily from increases in ammonia production and electricity generated from natural gas.
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 12/27/2018 9:17:00 AM
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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.
Outdoor Notes

Outdoor Notes

  • 12/27/2018 9:16:00 AM
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The unseasonably warm weather is causing ice conditions to deteriorate across much of the state. Lakes with the best ice are north of Hwy. 3. Use caution and test the ice thickness frequently if heading out and trust your instincts – if it doesn’t look right, don’t go.
River Valley OHV Park to remain closed for 2019

River Valley OHV Park to remain closed for 2019

  • 12/27/2018 9:15:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The River Valley OHV Park will remain closed for 2019 due to necessary cleanup following floods and a major fire this past summer.
Dates set for MAC training

Dates set for MAC training

  • 12/24/2018 2:41:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training and certification requirements in 41 counties and at one Minnesota location on Jan. 3. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon. Please pre-register with the Iowa State University county Extension and Outreach office by Dec. 26.
Meeting the challenge of cold weather manure application

Meeting the challenge of cold weather manure application

  • 12/24/2018 2:40:00 PM
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Freezing temperatures following a wet fall and delayed harvest make this year’s manure application challenging. For many in northwest and north central Iowa, surface application has been the only viable option during the last few weeks.
DNR south central field office moving Jan. 7

DNR south central field office moving Jan. 7

  • 12/20/2018 2:49:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – After five years in Windsor Heights, DNR’s Field Office 5, serving 18 counties in south central Iowa, will move to Des Moines.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/20/2018 2:48:00 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 enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/20/2018 2:46:00 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.
Ledges State Park upcoming annual meeting Dec. 20

Ledges State Park upcoming annual meeting Dec. 20

  • 12/19/2018 9:15:00 AM
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MADRID, Iowa -- Staff from Ledges State Park will host their annual public meeting Thursday, December 20, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Boone City Hall Auditorium – 923 8th Street, Boone, IA. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and a presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

  • 12/18/2018 2:19:00 PM
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DES MOINES – What’s the best way to spend New Year’s Day? Take a First Day Hike in one of 27 participating Iowa state parks! Hikers can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, and experience spectacular views, beautiful settings and the cultural treasures offered by Iowa’s state parks.  
Iowa Beyond BOW workshop set for Mitchell County January 25-26

Iowa Beyond BOW workshop set for Mitchell County January 25-26

  • 12/18/2018 2:18:00 PM
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Osage, Iowa - Registration is now open for the Jan. 25-26 Beyond BOW workshop in Mitchell County. The two-day, hands-on workshop headquartered at Mitchell County Conservation in Osage, is an opportunity to learn to ice fish, squirrel hunt, rabbit hunt, fur trap, and process fur and game.
Iowa Beyond BOW workshop set for Guthrie County February 8-10

Iowa Beyond BOW workshop set for Guthrie County February 8-10

  • 12/18/2018 2:16:00 PM
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Guthrie Center, Iowa - Registration is now open for the Feb. 8-10 Beyond BOW workshop in Guthrie County. The two-day, hands-on workshop headquartered at Springbrook State Park, near Guthrie Center, is an opportunity to learn to ice fish, winter survival skills, how to snowshoe and cross-country ski and more.
DNR awards over $234,000 in grants to 100 Iowa fire departments

DNR awards over $234,000 in grants to 100 Iowa fire departments

  • 12/18/2018 2:15:00 PM
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AMES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Section’s Fire Program, in cooperation with US Forest Service, has awarded $234,459 in 50% cost-sharing grants to 100 of Iowa’s rural fire departments to aid in their efforts in protecting Iowan’s and their property from wildfires. 
DNR investigated Clinton County manure spill Saturday

DNR investigated Clinton County manure spill Saturday

  • 12/17/2018 9:24:00 PM
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WASHINGTON – Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, DNR responded to a complaint of discolored water in an unnamed tributary of Elk Creek about three miles southeast of Andover in Clinton County.
Counties must sign up soon to evaluate animal confinement sites

Counties must sign up soon to evaluate animal confinement sites

  • 12/13/2018 12:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Counties interested in evaluating construction permits for proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt a construction evaluation resolution and submit the resolution to DNR between Jan. 1 and 31.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/13/2018 12:36:00 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 Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 12/13/2018 12:34:00 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.
Online Permit Application System Gets New Name

Online Permit Application System Gets New Name

  • 12/13/2018 12:20:00 PM
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The effort to provide a convenient, efficient application system to submit and track air quality permit applications is well underway. Formerly called e-Application, its new name, Iowa Environmental Application System or EASY Air, reflects DNR’s belief the system will fulfill stakeholders’ 2016 vision:
DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

  • 12/11/2018 12:54:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – DNR conservation officers responded to numerous hunting incidents this weekend during the second shotgun season for deer. The following are incidents that are currently under investigation by the Iowa DNR and any possible charges will be forthcoming.
Hawkeye Wildlife Area Refuge Opens Dec. 18

Hawkeye Wildlife Area Refuge Opens Dec. 18

  • 12/11/2018 11:19:00 AM
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The wildlife refuge at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area in Johnson County will be open for public use, including hunting and trapping, on Dec. 18. 
Natural Resource Commission to meet in Des Moines December 13

Natural Resource Commission to meet in Des Moines December 13

  • 12/7/2018 1:03:00 PM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 13, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.  
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/6/2018 2:20:00 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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/6/2018 2:19:00 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.
2018 Iowa angler survey underway

2018 Iowa angler survey underway

  • 12/6/2018 9:30:00 AM
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Anglers who bought a 2018 Iowa fishing license may receive a phone call or email soon from Responsive Management encouraging them to participate in a survey to help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) improve fishing opportunities across the state.
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