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Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

  • 4/9/2024 12:43:00 PM
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Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) foresters are receiving reports of moderate to severe winter burn damage to arborvitae and white pine trees across Iowa.
Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 13

Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 13

  • 12/20/2023 6:44:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release rainbow trout in 10 locations across Iowa this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Winter land application limits begin soon

Winter land application limits begin soon

  • 12/12/2023 12:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. However, here are a few reminders if winter application is still necessary.
Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

  • 11/21/2023 11:57:00 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.
Harmon Lake Wildlife Area ready for a busy fall

Harmon Lake Wildlife Area ready for a busy fall

  • 10/3/2023 12:38:00 PM
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Standing at the gravel boat ramp on the middle pool of Harmon Lake, among a dense stand of bur-reed full of seeds, four noisy trumpeter swans appeared over the trees then banked west at the sight of unwelcomed visitors.
Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/29/2023 2:02:00 PM
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Iowa’s 16-day teal only hunting season begins statewide Sept. 1, offering hunters an opportunity to enjoy Iowa’s wetlands and shallow lakes during the mild late summer weather.
Teachers recognized for outstanding fishing programs

Teachers recognized for outstanding fishing programs

  • 7/18/2023 11:47:00 AM
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Jason Ohrt, South Winneshiek Schools, and Shane Blake, Davis County Schools, are recipients of the 2023 Brass Bluegill award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Iowa! program.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Clear Lake Wildlife Unit

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Clear Lake Wildlife Unit

  • 3/20/2023 3:52:00 PM
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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 Clear Lake Wildlife Unit in Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Franklin, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties.
5 more of Iowa's best winter hikes

5 more of Iowa's best winter hikes

  • 1/23/2023 1:05:00 PM
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We couldn’t stop at just six awesome winter hikes - here are five more Iowa State Parks that offer awesome winter experiences from hikes and beyond.
6 of Iowa's best winter hikes

6 of Iowa's best winter hikes

  • 1/19/2023 11:45:00 AM
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As cozy as it is sitting inside and watching the snow fall, getting outdoors can be even more fun. Here are a few Iowa state parks that make bundling up worth it for the memories made. 
Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 14

Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 14

  • 12/27/2022 12:54:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release trout in five locations across Iowa this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
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.
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.
State park campgrounds getting ready for winter

State park campgrounds getting ready for winter

  • 10/25/2022 11:46:00 AM
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Another busy camping year in Iowa state parks is coming to an end and staff are winterizing their facilities, including shutting off water in the campgrounds and closing shower houses.
Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

  • 5/10/2022 2:00:00 PM
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Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) foresters are receiving reports of moderate to severe winter burn damage to arborvitae and white pine trees across Iowa.
Coming Soon: Protect Your Swine Building Investment

Coming Soon: Protect Your Swine Building Investment

  • 8/13/2021 8:12:00 AM
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Keeping up with maintenance - from concrete pits to roofs and moisture management—can prolong the life of your swine barns. Starting mid-August, ISU Extension and Outreach will partner with DNR and industries to host four workshops on this important topic.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/2/2021 11:02:00 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 Clear Lake Wildlife Unit in Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright counties.
Habitat is critical for pheasants during long, hard winters

Habitat is critical for pheasants during long, hard winters

  • 2/24/2021 10:06:00 AM
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Iowa’s run of mild winters is gone, buried under a head-high snowdrift and frozen from weeks of negative temperatures. This return to the extreme has some residents wanting to help the now highly visible pheasants and quail and calling the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) about placing corn and other grains out for the birds to eat.
2021 winter has been tough on deer

2021 winter has been tough on deer

  • 2/24/2021 10:02:00 AM
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For wildlife, surviving an average Iowa winter is challenging enough. When the winter includes consecutive days where temperatures don’t cross above zero and new snow arrives weekly, survival can become extremely difficult.
Make the most of your winter hike

Make the most of your winter hike

  • 2/16/2021 4:01:00 PM
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Ready to get back on the trails once the cold snap lifts for some fresh air and excellent winter hiking in Iowa State Parks? Our park staff offers these tips to help you make the most of your snowy trek:
Winter land application reminders and limitations

Winter land application reminders and limitations

  • 1/27/2021 4:06:00 PM
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The drought and warm fall weather helped many producers get crops out early—allowing manure application earlier than during the last couple of years. Here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

  • 1/12/2021 12:30:00 PM
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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 wait for warmer weather to allow for warmer water and conditions.
6 ways to safely "Take It Outside" this holiday season

6 ways to safely "Take It Outside" this holiday season

  • 11/24/2020 3:00:00 PM
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With the holiday season starting, the Iowa DNR is encouraging families to find safe ways to spend time outdoors this winter. Please be sure to keep your group small, social distance, and wear a mask when visiting places where social distancing is not possible.
Virtual clinic aims to improve hunter skills

Virtual clinic aims to improve hunter skills

  • 11/3/2020 12:29:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a free virtual wing shooting clinic designed to help hunters age 16 and older become more effective waterfowl and upland bird hunters.
Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here Tour Stops in Madison County

Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here Tour Stops in Madison County

  • 10/14/2020 10:13:00 AM
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Campaign encourages all Iowans to take an active role in improving water quality DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 14, 2020) – The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here tour will visit the Madison County fairgrounds today in Winterset. This stop highlights efforts to protect Cedar Lake, the source of drinking water for Winterset. The Winterset Utility Board, Madison Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service,...
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.
Swine building maintenance workshops postponed

Swine building maintenance workshops postponed

  • 3/16/2020 1:50:00 PM
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If you were planning to attend one of the four remaining Swine Building Maintenance Workshops, Iowa State University has postponed them due to the coronavirus emergency. The remaining workshops were scheduled for March 16 to 24 in Webster City, Le Mars, Nashua, and Washington.
Iowa DNR joins Iowa State for swine building maintenance workshops

Iowa DNR joins Iowa State for swine building maintenance workshops

  • 3/5/2020 8:55:00 AM
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DNR’s permit engineer, Paul Petitti, will present at a series of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshops designed to improve swine building maintenance. In “It is Your Concrete Pit as Well,” Petitti will speak to the importance of owners taking an active role during construction. Knowing what to look for as pits are built can save costs and headaches later.
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