Tag: DNR

DNR spring hearings taking place at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on Monday, April 8

The annual spring hearings will be taking place on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus in the auditorium. The hearing will start with the election of two seats on the county Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) delegation. Then the public will be able to weigh in on statewide fish and wildlife […]

Rusty patched bumble bees a matter of concern to scientists

The rusty patched bumble bee population has declined dramatically over the years, but there’s an effort to turn the numbers around. Keith White Prairie is a place on UW-Green Bay campus, where bumble bees swarm flowers known as bee balm. There are around 20 bee species that are native to the state of Wisconsin, but […]

Freshwater mussels are dying off, scientists intend to find out the cause

At least 51 freshwater mussel species are known to exist in rivers, lakes and streams around Wisconsin. However pollutants such as phosphorous and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, have added to the decimation of freshwater mussel populations in areas like the Bay of Green Bay and the Lower Fox River. A roundtable including attendees from the DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, […]

Faculty note: Luczaj, Houghton and Shea receive grant for bedrock mapping

Professor John Luczaj (Geoscience), research scientist Chris Houghton, and graduate student Abby Shea will be working on constructing a depth to bedrock map for the county, along with an analysis of the groundwater chemistry in a deeper sandstone aquifer accessible in the northwestern portion of the county. The researchers received a grant for $34,580 from […]

UW-Green Bay plays a big role in survival of the little (and endangered) Piping Plover

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The tiny bird with a large “footprint” is in the news again, thanks to the work of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty, staff and former students, along with the Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. Four pairs of the endangered Great Lakes piping plovers nested in Lower Green […]

UW-Green Bay to host DNR/public hearing on agriculture rule revisions

The Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing Sept.15 regarding state rule changes governing the spreading of manure on soils in certain sensitive areas of the state. The changes, under Ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, relate to shallow soils over “karst topography,” which are areas where the bedrock may be fractured. Some […]

Waterfront Design: Urban and Regional Studies students asked to polish a diamond in the rough

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Past the Zippin Pippin and the Sea Dragon, beyond the Ferris wheel and the bumper cars, away from the crowds and squeals of delight at Bay Beach, UW-Green Bay’s Urban and Regional Studies students envisioned a waterfront diamond-in-the-rough that could become one of the city’s crown jewels. The students were part of Associate Professor Marcelo […]

UW-Green Bay’s Prof. John Stoll a leader in new fisheries study

UW-Green Bay Prof. John Stoll (Public and Environmental Affairs) will be one of the lead researchers on a new study designed to calculate the social, recreational and economic impact of the region’s fishery. Given the area’s world-class walleye fishing, Great Lakes spotted musky population, whitefish, bass, yellow perch, trout and salmon opportunities, the impact is […]