MADISON – The June issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine recognizes that June is Invasive Species Awareness Month and gears up for Lakes Appreciation Month in July by offering six stories on those themes.
These include features on the Healthy Lakes program (“Let’s make healthy lakes together!”) promoting simple and inexpensive best practices to improve habitat and water quality, “Clean Boats, Clean Waters” relaying how citizens make a difference in combating aquatic invasive species, and “A boatload of volunteers” telling the story of Wisconsin’s Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, celebrating 30 years. “Beetles are winning the battle against purple loosestrife” highlights a biocontrol success story and “A war on water lettuce” relives how community and multi-agency action eradicated an aquatic invasive. “CSI: Mendota” shares how scientists are using environmental DNA to find invasives in low numbers.
The National Parks Service turns 100 this year. To celebrate the centennial, we feature several National Park Service properties in Wisconsin in “Happy birthday national parks.” Fish and fishing are highlighted in “Bringing northerns back to Green Bay” and “Kid fishing – it’s all about the attitude.” One author shares his quest for his white whale in “The 2-year tom” and another finds great horned owlets nesting in “Teeing up great photos.” Wisconsin communities are recognized for recycling excellence in “And the award goes to . . .”
This issue we debut a cooking column, “Keeping it wild: Outdoor foods and forays.” “Wisconsin Traveler” goes inside the Potosi Brewery and “Back in the Day” shares memories of Camp Meenahga. “Wisconsin, Naturally” features Grandma Lake Wetlands.
This issue also contains a 32-page insert, “Planning our conservation future,” that looks at partnerships and plans (Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan and Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Plan) behind efforts that include ecological restoration that also benefits wildlife, state fish hatchery upgrades, shooting range upgrades, bat monitoring and more.
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