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What's New
DNR suspends Lake Michigan Chinook stocking
Greensburg Daily News (8/26)
The Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources will temporarily cease stocking Chinook salmon in Lake Michigan in 2017 out of concern there isn’t enough forage base in the lake.

Pair may be youngest all-female team to kayak around Lake Superior
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/25)
Two women recently completed a circumnavigation of Lake Superior, an effort they hope inspires other women in the outdoors.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are portals to awe-inducing adventure
The Los Angeles Times (8/22)
In northern Wisconsin, the Apostle Island National Lakeshore offers up the ‘jewels of Lake Superior’.

Great Lakes mayors oppose Waukesha diversion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/22)
Mayors of Great Lakes cities in the United States and Canada are objecting to the Great Lakes governors' approval of the request by Waukesha, Wisc., for a diversion from Lake Michigan.

Soaring Lake Michigan temps could set record in next two days
MLive (8/19)
Lake Michigan's surface water temperatures have warmed immensely in August, with recent hot weather pushing average surface temperature of the lake to near record temperatures.

It's for the birds! Schlitz Audubon's Raptor Program offers a 'beak to beak' experience
WUWM – Milwaukee, WI (8/9)
At the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, a dozen miles north of Milwaukee, Wis., watch out for birds of prey from the center’s Raptor Program.

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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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