Wisconsin Conservation News

See Wisconsin DNR announcement regarding the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources scheduling of three public meetings in late June to discuss management strategies and opportunities for Lake Michigan in light of continued challenges facing salmon populations and the alewives they feed on.

Wisconsin’s River Falls Journal reports on the US Department of Agriculture’s sobering mid-May report of its survey of 2015-16 honey bee colony losses (44%).  This news prompted more journalistic attention to the role of neonicotinoid pesticides regarding the honey bee decline and the impact of these chemicals on other non-target beneficial insects especially those that represent trout food.