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DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 2/25/2016 8:20:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions
Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation Releaf Events

Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation Releaf Events

  • 2/23/2016 6:41:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A popular program offering landscape quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at eight locations across Iowa this spring. Residential tree distributions will be held in Clayton, Hancock, Hardin, Keokuk, Linn, Marion, Union, and Wapello Counties this April and May.
Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

  • 2/23/2016 6:33:00 AM
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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is searching for the top 100 family fishing and boating spots across the nation, and four Iowa state parks are among those being considered. Iowans participating in the vote can ensure their favorite places to boat and fish are recognized nationally.
Spring Urban Trout Stocking Schedule

Spring Urban Trout Stocking Schedule

  • 2/23/2016 6:32:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in 10 locations in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Cool Things You Should Know About Golden Eagles

Cool Things You Should Know About Golden Eagles

  • 2/18/2016 8:50:00 AM
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Once thought as wanderers from the Rocky Mountains and western states, research shows Iowa’s wintering golden eagles travel thousands of miles from the far, far north.
A Return to Glory Days at Little Storm

A Return to Glory Days at Little Storm

  • 2/17/2016 9:47:00 AM
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Longtime Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse remembers the glory days of waterfowl hunting in Little Storm Lake during the 1960s and’70s, but by the early ‘80s the ducks were gone. The marsh became a silt-filled carp nursery with little vegetation.
Revised Collection of Air Permits (CAP) Option Available for Comment

Revised Collection of Air Permits (CAP) Option Available for Comment

  • 2/16/2016 10:30:00 AM
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The DNR is proposing to create a new air quality construction permit option called a Collection of Air Permits (CAP). Current construction permit practice is to issue one permit per emission point. The new CAP permit option will still give a permit number to each emission point but will consolidate requirements in one easy-to-use document.
Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation ReLeaf Events

Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation ReLeaf Events

  • 2/16/2016 10:11:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A popular program offering landscape quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at eight locations across Iowa this spring. Residential tree distributions will be held in Clayton, Hancock, Hardin, Keokuk, Linn, Marion, Union, and Wapello Counties this April and May.
Spill Reaches Coralville Reservoir After Monday Accident

Spill Reaches Coralville Reservoir After Monday Accident

  • 2/16/2016 8:25:00 AM
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SWISHER – Liquid runway deicer and diesel fuel spilled after a semi-truck owned by Cryotech Deicing Technology rolled over Monday afternoon along Interstate 380 about 14 miles south of Cedar Rapids.
Chickadee Tax Check-Off Seeking Rise in Donations on 2015 Tax Forms

Chickadee Tax Check-Off Seeking Rise in Donations on 2015 Tax Forms

  • 2/16/2016 8:19:00 AM
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Last year, roughly 7,500 out of 1.5 million Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form. This marks the first year in the last five where contributions and the number of contributors to the Fish and Wildlife fund have gone down. Donations to all the state tax form check-offs were down on 2014 returns.
Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers Paddlefish Fishing Season Opens March 1

Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers Paddlefish Fishing Season Opens March 1

  • 2/16/2016 8:16:00 AM
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The paddlefish fishing season opens March 1 on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers and runs through April 15 (sunrise to sunset). The paddlefish season was opened on these rivers March 1, 2015 after being closed since 1986 due to concerns of habitat loss and declining population numbers.
Three Mile Lake Public Meeting

Three Mile Lake Public Meeting

  • 2/16/2016 8:15:00 AM
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CRESTON - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., March 15, in Room 900 of the Allied Health Building on the Southwest Iowa Community College campus, to discuss the proposed fish renovation of Three-Mile Lake.
Memorial Weekend Campsites Soon Available for Reservations

Memorial Weekend Campsites Soon Available for Reservations

  • 2/16/2016 8:10:00 AM
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The three month window to reserve a state park campsite for a Friday arrival on Memorial Day weekend opens Saturday, Feb. 27. More than a few campers will plan their arrival for the weekend before Memorial Day and stay through the holiday, which means their window will open Saturday, Feb. 20.
Record Number of Participants Coming to State Archery Tournament

Record Number of Participants Coming to State Archery Tournament

  • 2/16/2016 8:07:00 AM
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An estimated 1,300 students from 50 schools across Iowa will be in the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on March 4-5, to participate in the 10th Annual Iowa Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament. This is the largest youth archery tournament in Iowa.
Des Moines to Host Two Bald Eagle Events

Des Moines to Host Two Bald Eagle Events

  • 2/9/2016 6:24:00 AM
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Two events this week will help Iowans to better acquaint themselves with bald eagles. Both events are free and open to the public.
Iowa Outdoors Begins its 75th Year

Iowa Outdoors Begins its 75th Year

  • 2/5/2016 8:59:00 AM
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Launched Feb. 15, 1942 in the dark early years of WWII, the Iowa Conservationist magazine was born.
Two Wild Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Allamakee County

Two Wild Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Allamakee County

  • 2/4/2016 10:26:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Two wild deer harvested in Allamakee County during the recent hunting season have been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), marking the third year in a row the disease has been confirmed in a wild Iowa deer, all in Allamakee County.
Natural Resource Commission to Meet February 11 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to Meet February 11 in Des Moines

  • 2/4/2016 9:12:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m., on Feb. 11, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Livestock Master Matrix Adopted in 88 Counties

Livestock Master Matrix Adopted in 88 Counties

  • 2/4/2016 5:17:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Once again, 88 of 99 Iowa counties notified DNR in January that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix.
Family Trout Fishing Event This Saturday In Ames

Family Trout Fishing Event This Saturday In Ames

  • 2/3/2016 4:10:00 AM
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AMES – A family trout fishing event will be held at Ada Hayden Heritage Park this Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock 2,200 rainbow trout in the north lake between 11:30 a.m. and noon.
Elliott Residents Advised To Drink Bottled Water

Elliott Residents Advised To Drink Bottled Water

  • 2/2/2016 9:42:00 AM
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ELLIOTT—An electrical short in a well house serving the city of Elliott in Montgomery County prevented the well from coming online, and residents in this southwest Iowa town are being advised to drink bottled water only. Although the well is back online, it will take several hours before the tower refills and pressure is restored. Due to high nitrate levels, the bottled water advisory has been issued. Bacteria samples have been collected today, and another set will be collected tomorrow. Until those samples are ...
Permanent Ice Fishing Shelters Must Be Removed By Feb. 20

Permanent Ice Fishing Shelters Must Be Removed By Feb. 20

  • 2/2/2016 7:42:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by February 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Walleye Season on Iowa Great Lakes Closes Feb 15

Walleye Season on Iowa Great Lakes Closes Feb 15

  • 2/2/2016 7:18:00 AM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through February 14, 2016. After that date it will be closed and reopens again on May 7, 2016. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye.
Iowa Citizens Playing Key Role in Tracking Imperiled Wildlife

Iowa Citizens Playing Key Role in Tracking Imperiled Wildlife

  • 2/2/2016 7:16:00 AM
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Peering through binoculars, a citizen scientist is watching a huge nest in a tree that is home to two bald eagles and their young, or are there three young in that nest? Hard to tell and a follow up visit will be needed; in the meantime, notes are taken and a peaceful hour is spent watching one of the most spectacular birds in North America.
Locations Added, Removed from Fall Hunting and Trapping Listening Sessions

Locations Added, Removed from Fall Hunting and Trapping Listening Sessions

  • 2/2/2016 7:14:00 AM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has added locations in Iowa City, Mason City, Sac City, Sheldon and Spencer to the list for its February 24 public meeting over the Iowa Communications Network where hunters and trappers can go to express their thoughts on the hunting and trapping regulations for this fall. The meeting is from 6 to 9 p.m.
Olofson Shooting Range Closed for Construction

Olofson Shooting Range Closed for Construction

  • 2/2/2016 7:13:00 AM
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POLK CITY – The Charles “Butch” Olofson shooting range at Big Creek State Park in Polk County has been close since December 20 to allow contractors to remove the old structures and install a new registration and classroom facility, add new baffles, and conduct lead reclamation and berm maintenance.
Ice Safety Reminder

Ice Safety Reminder

  • 2/2/2016 7:02:00 AM
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While ice fishing has been in full swing for several weeks, anglers heading out are encouraged to bring a friend and check the ice often as they make their way to their favorite fishing spot.
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