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What's New
Salmon tournament brings in fish and helps local economy
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/24)
Thousands of anglers are taking to the waters of Lake Michigan this week for Wisconsin's Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament.

COMMENTARY: Preparing for a wetter future in the Great Lakes region
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/24)
The area around Ashland, Wis., is expected to see a significant increase in rainfall due to climate change, requiring a new approach in how bridges and culverts will be designed in the area.

Invasive Species ID Day focuses on climate change
The Ashland Daily Press (7/21)
The Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Areas held an event that focused on the effects of climate change on the Apostle Islands ecosystems.

Flood runoff impacts Lake Superior
KQDS-TV – Duluth, MN (7/19)
Researchers from Minnesota Sea Grant say that heavy rainfall, high winds, and sediment runoff have impacted water quality in Lake Superior.

Donated concrete to aid homeowners facing erosion issues
The Racine Journal Times (7/19)
Concrete from a construction project at the Waukegan, Ill., airport will be made available to lakefront residents trying to stave off severe bluff erosion threatening homes.

Restoring Little Lake
Door County Pulse (7/14)
Work on an ambitious three-phase restoration project of the 20-acre Little Lake in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., is underway thanks to a partnership between the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay, City of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Community Foundation.

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General Resources
Facts About Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin
State symbols, tour of the capitol, demographics and more.

Wisconsin
Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, Wisconsin has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

Wisconsin Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

Wisconsin's Water Library
University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute
The Water Library is a collection of almost 30,000 volumes of water-related information plus links to additional sources on the Web.

wisconsin.gov
wisconsin.gov is a starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Wisconsin state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

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Economy
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Wisconsin Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending, demographics and more.

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Environment
Clean Wisconsin
Clean Wisconsin, an environmental advocacy organization, protects Wisconsin's clean water and air and advocates for clean energy by being an effective voice in the state legislature and by holding elected officials and corporations accountable.

Fishes of Wisconsin, by George C. Becker
Wisconsin Sea Grant
Now available online, Becker discusses Wisconsin waters and fisheries, and gives detailed species accounts of major Wisconsin fish families, including photographs.

Gathering Waters
A land trust conservation organization formed in 1995 to assist land trusts, landowners and communities in their efforts to protect Wisconsin's land and water resources.

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
A not-for-profit organization providing grants to local conservation groups who are dedicated to enhancing Wisconsin's natural resources.

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Through preservation and education, the OWLT protects the natural areas and open spaces of Ozaukee and Washington counties in southeastern Wisconsin.

Protecting Our Waters
Milwaukee River Basin Partnership
This web site provides local governments, developers and citizens with a planning guide that encourages good land-use decisions to protect Milwaukee River Basin water resources.

The State of Natural Resources (PDF)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Concentrating of public health and safety, sustaining ecosystems, people, and outdoor recreation.

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
A statewide program of basic and applied research, education and technology transfer dedicated to the wise stewardship and sustainable use of Great lakes and ocean resources.

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Established in 1978, this program seeks to preserve, protect and wisely use the resource of the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coastline for current and future generations.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
WDNR's mission is To protect and enhance Wisconsin's natural resources, to provide a healthy, sustainable environment, and to ensure the right of all people to use and enjoy these resources.

Wisconsin Great Lakes Water Quality
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Advocates the idea that "Great Lakes water quality protection is fundamentally a local concern."

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Features hotline reports, field trips, a checklist of Wisconsin birds, and a monthly newsletter.

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Tourism
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Baileys Harbor, Door County
Provides tourism ideas, photographs and historical information for Baileys Harbor, located in Door County, Wisc.

The Lighthouses of Wisconsin
Seeing The Light
Join lighthouse buffs Terry and Sue Pepper on a voyage of discovery around the Great Lakes and through history. This site features extensive photography, research and observations of the lights.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

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