This Week: May 28, 2021

Round-up of weekly news for Wisconsin landowners



Image of muskeg near Caroline Lake in Iron County.

Wetlands That Mitigate Flooding in Northern Wisconsin at Risk Under Rule Change

WXPR Local Public Radio
MAY 25, 2021

From fish and wildlife habitat to natural water purifiers, wetlands play a crucial role in human and environmental health.

Last year, the Clean Water Rule was replaced by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule which modified the Waters of the Unites States definition in the Clean Waters Act.

Image of fall wetland with open water and emergent wetland plants.

Washington News, Wetland Restoration

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 5:00pm
A national political reporter joins the show to discuss the latest on the debate to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol. Then, Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hill explains how the Oneida reservation has had success with watershed conservation efforts.

Image of monarch butterflies on small branch

Wisconsin is vital to repopulating monarch butterfly population

After spending the winter in Mexico, monarch butterflies are back in Wisconsin.

New research predicts benefits to monarchs from habitat planted near crop fields

The Standard Newspaper

New research on monarchs by Iowa State University scientists offers important insights to those trying to boost populations by planting habitat close to corn and soybean fields.

To achieve forest health, we need to change our relationship with fire

The Orange County Register
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Land managers agree. Policymakers agree. The science is unequivocal. If we don’t get more beneficial fire on the ground in California, we’re going to lose it all to wildfire.

Meme of sample collection on tree trunk.

NAISMA Free Webinar: Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities

New tree-killing insects and diseases are often spotted first in cities, making tree health monitoring a priority not only for these trees themselves, but for the health of the entire North American forest ecosystem. Seven years ago, The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service, and University of Georgia partnered on the development of a scientifically rigorous, non-stressor specific tree health monitoring protocol called Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities.

Wisconsin Degree Days

Many plants sprout and flower based on how warm it has been. Check out this chart from the Wisconsin DATCP to see how your neck of the woods compares with average temperatures so far this year.

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