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Winter land application limits start soon

Winter land application limits start soon

  • 12/6/2022 10:28:00 PM
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Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. But here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
Counties: Prepare for signup to evaluate animal confinement sites

Counties: Prepare for signup to evaluate animal confinement sites

  • 12/6/2022 10:26:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reminds the Iowa State Association of Counties in early December that counties interested in evaluating construction permits for proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt a construction evaluation resolution.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/6/2022 9:10:00 PM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds across the northern two-thirds of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Dec. 8 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Dec. 8 in Des Moines

  • 12/4/2022 10:32:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 8, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
DNR enforcement actions, published 12/1/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 12/1/2022

  • 12/1/2022 3:58:00 PM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
Hold the Date: Joint Air Quality Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 5, 2023

Hold the Date: Joint Air Quality Fee Advisory Group Meeting on January 5, 2023

  • 11/28/2022 6:14:00 PM
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Please join us on January 5, 2023, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year (July 2023 - June 2024). This is the annual fee advisory group meetings for the asbestos, construction permit, and operating permit advisory groups and includes a discussion about fees for both major and minor sources.
Campground hosts needed for 2023 recreation season

Campground hosts needed for 2023 recreation season

  • 11/22/2022 11:40:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
DNR to host virtual public meeting regarding timber sale

DNR to host virtual public meeting regarding timber sale

  • 11/22/2022 11:38:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR will host a virtual public meeting on Dec. 8, 2022 at 6 p.m. regarding a salvage timber sale in Walnut Woods State Park, West Des Moines. The trees in the salvage area need to be removed for construction of the Athene Bridge, which will provide bike and walking trail access across the Raccoon River by connecting Walnut Woods State Park and West Des Moines’ Raccoon River Park. Bridge construction is slated to begin in spring or summer of 2023.
Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

  • 11/22/2022 11:37:00 AM
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Winter paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to see amazing winter beauty. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends that paddlers be prepared to paddle in cold weather.
Air Quality permits under review, published 11/17/2022

Air Quality permits under review, published 11/17/2022

  • 11/18/2022 12:59:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
DNR enforcement actions, published 11/17/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 11/17/2022

  • 11/18/2022 12:57:00 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.
Fall trout spawn in full swing

Fall trout spawn in full swing

  • 11/15/2022 11:49:00 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.
All Iowans can help protect fish and wildlife through Turn in Poachers

All Iowans can help protect fish and wildlife through Turn in Poachers

  • 11/15/2022 11:44:00 AM
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Information is reported to the Turn in Poachers (TIP) system all year long, with a noticeable increase from September to January as part of the fall and winter hunting seasons. Regardless of the time of year or day of the week, the most important factor for the public in using the TIP system is timeliness.
Safety first, during the shotgun seasons

Safety first, during the shotgun seasons

  • 11/15/2022 11:42:00 AM
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The long wait is almost over. For an expected 100,000 deer hunters, the shotgun deer seasons are right around the corner and before they head to the timber, it’s important that everyone go through their gear to make sure everything still fits and still works and takes time to review their hunting safety plan.
Chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease

  • 11/15/2022 11:40:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR will be working with hunters again this shotgun season to collect deer tissue samples to test for chronic wasting disease. So far this fall, one hunter harvested deer from Wayne County has been confirmed positive for the always fatal disease.
DNR enforcement actions, published 11/10/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 11/10/2022

  • 11/10/2022 2:45:00 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.
Air Quality permits under review, November 10, 2022

Air Quality permits under review, November 10, 2022

  • 11/10/2022 2:41:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
EPC to consider contracts with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, review wastewater rules

EPC to consider contracts with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, review wastewater rules

  • 11/10/2022 2:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES— The Environmental Protection Commission will consider several contracts with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, review reports from the 2022 Statewide Materials Characterization Study and the Environmental Management System Program and decide whether to approve amendments to certain wastewater rules at its Nov. 15 meeting.
Top three ways to handle fall leaves

Top three ways to handle fall leaves

  • 11/10/2022 2:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. Don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put those nuisance leaf piles to good use.
Grants available for fishing and boating education programs

Grants available for fishing and boating education programs

  • 11/8/2022 4:03:00 PM
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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) tax-exempt organizations to support local efforts to educate and engage families in high-density Hispanic communities through programs, classes and fishing activities. Minimum grant request is $5,000 with a 1:1 cash match required.
Iowa’s top collegiate athletes in shooting to converge at championship competition

Iowa’s top collegiate athletes in shooting to converge at championship competition

  • 11/8/2022 4:00:00 PM
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More than 200 athletes from 15 Iowa colleges and universities will participate in the 2022 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Collegiate Championships in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays and Super Sporting Clays. Many of these athletes have been shooting in the SCTP since middle school or high school and have been able to continue competing at the collegiate level.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 11/8/2022 3:58:00 PM
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Enjoy the cool weather and scenic views while fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams this fall. 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.
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