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Last chance to hunt deer until fall

Last chance to hunt deer until fall

  • 1/11/2024 5:02:00 PM
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Iowa’s final deer seasons are now open - the Population Management January Antlerless Season and the Excess Tag January Antlerless Season.
Iowa Nonpoint Source Plan Vision available for public review

Iowa Nonpoint Source Plan Vision available for public review

  • 12/7/2023 2:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Iowa’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan Vision document and public presentation are now available for public review and comment on the DNR Watershed Improvement webpage: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Watershed-Improvement/Nonpoint-Source-Plan
DNR to host a virtual public meeting regarding Supreme Beef nutrient management plan

DNR to host a virtual public meeting regarding Supreme Beef nutrient management plan

  • 9/21/2023 2:37:00 PM
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DES MOINES --The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a virtual public meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 at 10 a.m. to gather public comment on the Supreme Beef, LLC Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). The facility is located at 15869 Glider Road, Monona, Iowa in Giard Township in Clayton County.
DNR Virtual Public Meeting for Supreme Beef, LLC Nutrient Management Plan

DNR Virtual Public Meeting for Supreme Beef, LLC Nutrient Management Plan

  • 7/24/2023 7:30:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 10:00 am to gather public comment on the Supreme Beef, LLC Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). The facility is located at 15869 Glider Road; Monona, Iowa in Giard Township in Clayton County. To request an electronic copy of the NMP, contact Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov.
Duplicate Air Quality Files in OpenText

Duplicate Air Quality Files in OpenText

  • 6/20/2023 2:02:00 PM
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Users of DNR’s OpenText electronic records management system may come across instances where searches for an air quality record may produce two identical records.
Annual Prairie Chicken Day Set for April 1, in Kellerton

Annual Prairie Chicken Day Set for April 1, in Kellerton

  • 3/14/2023 2:20:00 PM
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Kellerton, Iowa - The first rhythmic and haunting cooing begins as the night sky fades and sunrise begins. The short grass prairie booming grounds prepares for a display found nowhere else in Iowa.
EMS in Depth Webinar: ISO EMS and Iowa Manufacturers: Company Perspectives

EMS in Depth Webinar: ISO EMS and Iowa Manufacturers: Company Perspectives

  • 3/10/2023 10:25:00 AM
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Join us for our latest EMS In Depth webinar from 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM on March 29, where we welcome representatives from two large Iowa manufacturing facilities to share their company’s experiences with an active ISO: 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS).
Restoration efforts bring life back to Mill Creek

Restoration efforts bring life back to Mill Creek

  • 11/4/2022 4:29:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Once squeezed between two tall embankments, Mill Creek inside of the Big Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area now has room to meander and expand — and more space to fish.      
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh in Bremer County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh in Bremer County

  • 5/10/2022 2:03:00 PM
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TRIPOLI - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA) beginning May 15 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish as the lake is drained to prepare for a project that will repair the Martens’ Lake dike. 
New Look Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area

New Look Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area

  • 11/8/2021 3:46:00 PM
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Lizard Lake Wildlife Management Area in Pocahontas County has received a massive facelift over the past 10 years turning what was once a shallow lake full of rough fish that suffered from severely degraded water quality to a healthy functioning ecosystem with some of the best water quality in the state.
MMP Appendix A updated

MMP Appendix A updated

  • 8/13/2021 8:17:00 AM
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Notice for those preparing manure management plans (MMPs): The county average yields now cover yields from 2016 to 2020. Find the updated yield data in Appendix A to the manure management plan (form 542-4000a) on the DNR’s AFO forms page.
Follow your MMP - including commercial fertilizer

Follow your MMP - including commercial fertilizer

  • 6/7/2021 2:32:00 PM
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Applying both manure and commercial fertilizer on cropland is allowed—but only if the combined application rates do not exceed the nitrogen (or phosphorus) needs of the crop—as calculated in your current manure management plan
Submitting MMPs online - better than ever

Submitting MMPs online - better than ever

  • 6/7/2021 2:31:00 PM
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​​​​​​​Submit the annual MMP (manure management plan) update from home, your truck or office. In your blue jeans, suit or pajamas. Skip the trip to the county office for signatures. Pay fees online or mail them in.
Input sought on sustainable materials management

Input sought on sustainable materials management

  • 3/4/2021 3:08:00 PM
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DES MOINES--DNR is gathering input and comment on a vision to conserve natural resources and protect the environment throughout a product’s life. Known as sustainable materials management (SMM), this approach emphasizes waste prevention throughout the lifecycle of manufacturing and distributing products.
Iowa DNR plants more than 100,000 trees on public lands in 2020

Iowa DNR plants more than 100,000 trees on public lands in 2020

  • 12/29/2020 11:39:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR reached a milestone goal to plant at least 100,000 trees on state-managed lands in 2020. The tree plantings commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Association of State Foresters, as well as the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks.
Iowa's popular shotgun deer seasons are just a few weeks away

Iowa's popular shotgun deer seasons are just a few weeks away

  • 11/18/2020 6:39:00 AM
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Blaze orange clad hunters moving through Iowa’s timber will be a common sight when the first of two shotgun deer seasons open Dec. 5. An estimated 120,000 hunters participate in the shotgun seasons, harvesting about half of the total number of deer for the year.
Have you submitted your MMP Annual Update using eMMP?

Have you submitted your MMP Annual Update using eMMP?

  • 9/17/2020 9:54:00 AM
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If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, then why not give it a try! The eMMP is easy to use--streamlining the annual short form update submittal and payment process.
DNR project targets grassland invaders

DNR project targets grassland invaders

  • 8/19/2020 8:59:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting an aerial spraying project targeting invasive cottonwood and willow trees that are encroaching on grasslands at 15 wildlife management areas.
A quiet wild place

A quiet wild place

  • 6/30/2020 2:42:00 PM
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Mt. Sterling, Iowa - The Fox River Wildlife Area is about as far off the beaten path as person can get without getting totally lost. The public hunting area in southern Van Buren County is on the way to nowhere and except for some nonresidents who show up each deer season, it doesn’t get too many visitors.
Iowa fisheries biologist selected for Award of Merit

Iowa fisheries biologist selected for Award of Merit

  • 6/16/2020 1:32:00 PM
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Iowa fisheries biologist Ben Wallace recently received the American Fisheries Society’s Fisheries Management Section Award of Merit for his efforts in community based watershed management and lake restoration projects.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/16/2020 9:26:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Maquoketa Wildlife Unit in Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones and Scott counties.
Iowa DNR to conduct prescribed fires on state managed areas

Iowa DNR to conduct prescribed fires on state managed areas

  • 3/12/2020 8:41:00 AM
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SUMNER, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Cedar-Wapsi Wildlife Unit in Floyd, Chickasaw, Butler, Bremer and Buchanan counties.
Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

  • 1/4/2020 7:51:00 PM
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For confinement site owners: If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, check your mail now.
DNR and several agencies find missing deer hunter

DNR and several agencies find missing deer hunter

  • 11/25/2019 3:07:00 PM
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MONROE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and park rangers responded to a report of a missing deer hunter on November 24 at the Tyrone State Game Management Area in Monroe County.
Three men charged with illegally taking trumpeter swan

Three men charged with illegally taking trumpeter swan

  • 11/20/2019 4:16:00 PM
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MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa -- On November 17, 2019, DNR Conservation Officers received a TIP that a trumpeter swan had been shot at Cedar Bottoms Wildlife Management Area in Muscatine County.
Keeping Iowa’s forests healthy takes active management

Keeping Iowa’s forests healthy takes active management

  • 11/12/2019 11:54:00 AM
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RUNNELS, Iowa - It was a good half-mile hike back to the 40-acre section of timber on the Red Rock Wildlife Area that gave Jeremy Cochran and Todd Gosselink time to explain their plans to improve the forest resource on this heavily used public area.
DNR Conservation Officer helps rescue duck hunters

DNR Conservation Officer helps rescue duck hunters

  • 10/20/2019 4:17:00 PM
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MONONA COUNTY, Iowa -- On Sunday October 20, at approximately 10:57 AM, Monona County dispatch received a call that Decatur Fire and Rescue was en-route to Tieville Bend Wildlife Management Area for a call of two hunters whose boat was sinking. 
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