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Boil Order for Kimballton Residents

Boil Order for Kimballton Residents

  • 2/1/2024 12:19:00 PM
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AUDUBON COUNTY, Iowa - Authorities with the the City of Kimballton in Audubon County are issuing a boiled water advisory for the community after pressure was lost to the distribution system from a water main break.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 1/30/2024 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.
Central Iowa winter community trout stockings changed to unannounced

Central Iowa winter community trout stockings changed to unannounced

  • 1/25/2024 2:42:00 PM
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Winter community trout stockings at central Iowa ponds scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 27 in Bondurant, Saturday, Feb. 3 in Ames and Waukee, and Saturday, Feb. 10 in Johnston will be unannounced due to warm weather and deteriorating ice conditions.
DNR enforcement actions, published 1/25/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 1/25/2024

  • 1/25/2024 1:18:00 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.
DNR postponing trout stockings in Council Bluffs and Fort Dodge

DNR postponing trout stockings in Council Bluffs and Fort Dodge

  • 1/16/2024 3:21:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is postponing the trout stockings scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 19 at Big Lake, Council Bluffs, and Moorland Pond, Fort Dodge, due to unsafe ice conditions and extreme cold weather.
Stay safe on the ice this winter

Stay safe on the ice this winter

  • 1/16/2024 3:10:00 PM
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With cold weather finally arriving in Iowa and freezing over lakes and ponds, ice fishing activity has begun at certain northern lakes.
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.
Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 1/11/2024 4:24:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have their monthly business meeting Jan.17. The meeting is open to the public.
Air quality permits, published 1/11/2024

Air quality permits, published 1/11/2024

  • 1/11/2024 4:20:00 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 enforcement actions, published 1/11/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 1/11/2024

  • 1/11/2024 4:16:00 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
Proposed rule available for comment

Proposed rule available for comment

  • 1/10/2024 10:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES -- In accordance with Executive Order 10 (EO10), the Iowa DNR will hold a formal public comment period for the proposed Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 65 (567 IAC Chapter 65) - Animal Feeding Operations. The public comment period is open until Feb. 23.
DNR postponing trout stockings in Mason City and Sioux City

DNR postponing trout stockings in Mason City and Sioux City

  • 1/9/2024 3:33:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is postponing the trout stockings scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 13 at Blue Pit, Mason City, and Bacon Creek Lake, Sioux City, due to unsafe ice conditions.
Researchers looking for insight into wild turkey population decline

Researchers looking for insight into wild turkey population decline

  • 1/9/2024 3:29:00 PM
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The reintroduction of wild turkeys to Iowa’s landscape has been celebrated as a conservation success story for the past 25 years. But Iowa’s turkey population is showing troubling signs: the numbers are down, nests are failing and fewer poults are surviving. And it’s not just an Iowa problem – turkey populations are declining in all states in the Midwest and across the eastern half of the United States.
DNR enforcement actions, published 1/4/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 1/4/2023

  • 1/4/2024 2:29:00 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
Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 10

Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 10

  • 1/3/2024 11:17:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will meet at 10 a.m., Jan. 10, in the Wallace State Office Building, Conference Room 2 North, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Outdoor Notes

Outdoor Notes

  • 1/2/2024 12:01:00 PM
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Hunting seasons will begin closing soon in early January. Pheasant, archery turkey and deer seasons, and late muzzleloader deer season close on Jan. 10. Goose seasons start closing first in the north zone on Jan. 13, followed by the central zone on Jan. 20, and the south zone on Jan. 27.
Air quality permits under review, published 12/28/2023

Air quality permits under review, published 12/28/2023

  • 12/28/2023 2:26:00 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 considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.
Air quality permits under review, published 12/21/2023

Air quality permits under review, published 12/21/2023

  • 12/21/2023 2:13:00 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 considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.
DNR enforcement actions, published 12/21/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 12/21/2023

  • 12/21/2023 2:12:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions
Drought conditions continue during record streak

Drought conditions continue during record streak

  • 12/21/2023 2:10:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The current drought is the longest in Iowa since the 1950s, with abnormally dry and drought conditions extending into the 188th week in a row, according to the latest data available.
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.
DNR to host an open house on the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area

DNR to host an open house on the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area

  • 12/14/2023 2:07:00 PM
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Fonda, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding an open house on Jan. 4, 2024, from 4 - 7 p.m. to discuss the habitat management, recreation use, wildlife populations and other topics of interest for the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area.
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