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The Association of Retired Conservationists was organized by a group of retirees from the Wisconsin Conservation Department in the 1960's. By the mid-1970's, the WCD had been combined with the Department of Resource Development to form the Department of Natural Resources, and the retirees group had grown significantly, met monthly for lunch and began inviting speakers to address the group on issues of interest to the members. Today, the organization has more than two hundred members.

website contact: retiredrick@wisarc.org

Welcome to the ARC Breaking News/Action page where you are encouraged to enter items members may be interested in reading that are too timely to wait for discussion at our next monthly meeting.

If you misplaced the Comment Code, please email me here.

Important Timely News

Retired Rick                                           Aug 10, 2022


DNR HOSTING LAKE MICHIGAN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PUBLIC MEETING AUG. 30

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback on the future management of salmon and trout on Lake Michigan.

The meeting will take place 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Lakeshore Technical Colleges Centennial Hall West in Cleveland, Wisconsin.

DNR staff will present the latest Lake Michigan survey information and stakeholders will be able to share ideas and input on future fisheries management initiatives.

Read More Here.

Candy S                                           Aug 7, 2022

Retired DNR employee Marsha Burzynski passed away on Wednesday, August 3 2022. Marsha spent most of her career working in Milwaukee, and later worked in Oshkosh as a water resources supervisor. Marsha is survived by her husband, Tom, who worked for DNR in Fisheries. They both retired in 2021.

https://www.molthenbell.com/memorials/marsha-burzynski/4996495/obituary.php

Retired Rick                                           Aug 3, 2022

From: Dale Lang
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:12:21 PM
Subject: Lunch Tuesday!

Lunch coming up! Inshalla Country Club.

Important note: Inshalla would like an approximate count ahead of time, so if you think you might attend please let me know by Aug 6. If you have to cancel, or decide to attend after that day, thats OK, just so I have a rough number.

You may call or text me if thats easier or you have last minute changes. 715 367 0041.

Lunch schedule

Aug 9 Inshalla

Sep 13 Black Bear! Lets try it again.

Oct 11 CTs

Nov 8 Shamrock

Dec 13 CTs

Inshalla Country Club, N11060 Clear Lake Rd, Tomahawk. Hwy A north of Tomahawk to Hwy U, to Clear Lake Rd. https://inshallacc.com/

Shamrock, downtown Lake Tomahawk, 7235 Bradley Street (Hwy 47). There was a potential sale, but it didnt go through, so its the same owners, for now. http://www.shamrockpubandeatery.com/

CTs Deli, downtown Rhinelander, 17 N Brown St. http://cheftomsdeli.com/ We have the Community Room. Since this is a deli, you order your drinks and food at the counter, pick up your drinks, then they call your name when your food is ready and you get it from the food counter. It might be good if you place your order when you get there, so were not all ordering at the same time.

Black Bear, 11045 Hwy 70 W, Minocqua 54548 https://www.facebook.com/blackbearbar54548 About 5 miles west of 51 on 70.

Retired Rick                                           Aug 3, 2022

2022 BONUS ANTLERLESS DEER HARVEST AUTHORIZATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AUG. 15

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that bonus antlerless harvest authorizations will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 online through the Go Wild license portal and at license sales locations.

Deer population levels vary throughout the state, and antlerless harvest opportunities vary by management zone. This allows for greater harvest opportunities where deer are abundant and a more conservative harvest where deer are fewer in number.

Bonus antlerless harvest authorizations, formerly known as tags, are available for purchase in all deer management units (DMUs) for the 2022 season.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Aug 1, 2022

DNR RELEASES ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORT
AGENCY, PARTNERS TACKLE SAFE DRINKING WATER CHALLENGES


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently published its 2021 Annual Drinking Water Report. The report features statewide efforts that help public water systems provide safe and adequate drinking water supplies despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges.

Once again, Wisconsin gets high marks, with 98% of the states public water systems providing water that meets safe drinking water standards.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Aug 1, 2022

HELP BENEFIT WISCONSIN WILDLIFE BY COMPLETING CITIZEN-SCIENCE SURVEYS FOR DEER & BIRDS
DEADLINES ARE AUG. 31 & SEPT. 30


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking the publics help in collecting crucial deer and game bird management data.

Starting Aug. 1, the DNR will begin conducting the Operation Deer Watch Survey and the Game Bird Brood Survey.

The surveys are designed to measure the reproductive status for deer and game birds. This is done by establishing a fawn to doe ratio for deer and a poult to hen ratio for game birds. These ratios are then compared to previous years data and tells us how productive this seasons deer herd/game birds are.

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Retired Rick                                           Jul 29, 2022

WISCONSIN NRB MEETING AUG. 10

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in-person for the August board meeting to consider several proposed rules, hearings, land items and donations.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022, originating from Public Meeting Room G09, at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 as listed on the Agenda.

The public is encouraged to watch the August board meeting on the DNRs YouTube channel.

The deadline to register for remote public appearance requests and to submit written comments is 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Remote testimony from the public via Zoom may be accepted. In-person pubic appearances are also welcome.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Jul 26, 2022

ELIGIBLE HUNTERS: SIGN UP FOR FALL GUN DEER HUNT FOR HUNTERS WITH DISABILITIES BY SEPT. 1

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds eligible disabled hunters hoping to participate in the 2022 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities to contact and confirm their hunting location with a hunt sponsor before Sept. 1, 2022.

Sponsors have enrolled nearly 70,000 acres of land across 40 counties for this year's hunt taking place Oct. 1-9, 2022. To participate in the 2022 hunt, hunters should contact sponsors directly. Some properties can accommodate more hunters than others, so hunters are advised to contact potential sponsors as early as possible to determine availability.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Jul 21, 2022

Northern Wisconsin residents claim Wisconsin DNR is violating its own standards to protect water quality

Residents accuse DNR of allowing timber harvests too close to lakeshores

One Sunday morning in April two years ago, Ardis Berghoff set out with her friend John Schwarzmann for an early morning hike in the state forest around Whitney Lake near the town of Boulder Junction in northern Wisconsin.

"We started seeing paint marks on trees, and we both knew that was marking a timber sale. And as we got closer and closer to the lake, John got quieter and quieter," said Berghoff. "And I was just exclaiming out loud over and over again, 'My gosh. This looks like a heavy timber sale.'"

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Jul 20, 2022

DNRS GREEN TIER PROGRAM CELEBRATES PARTICIPANT ANNIVERSARIES

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating the anniversaries of 13 Green Tier participants and their commitment to protecting the environment.

Companies and organizations participating in the DNRs Green Tier program work toward reducing their environmental impacts and show improvement over time. They also have initiatives that go beyond their compliance requirements. All these efforts help improve the well-being of Wisconsin.

Read More Here.

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