Focused On Wisconsin Forestry

The Mid-West Farm Report
April 28, 2021

After gathering feedback, the Wisconsin Council on Forestry will work with UW-Extension to take information from the listening sessions to develop project priorities and goals, which will be shared with the EDA. The state could then receive federal money and assistance to carry out the plan.

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Southeastern Wis. wells near bedrock cracks likely to contain arsenic, study finds

NBC 15
April 26, 2021

Geologists with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension recently discovered that these previously overlooked areas contain the harmful contaminant, which can even cause cancer if ingested over time. The team of researchers studied groundwater arsenic contamination in folds of bedrock, which is the result of 1.7 billion-year-old rock pushing up on younger rocks above it.

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Clark County field day planned

The Country Today
April 19, 2021

Clark County UW-Extension, Clark County Land Conservation, Eau Claire River Watershed Coalition, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have scheduled a field day on the Clark Turner Farm at the demo plots sight located west of the County Road N and O intersection south of Withee.

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UW-Green Bay takes steps to become national research reserve

FOX6 Milwaukee
April 19, 2021

There’s already one NERR in Wisconsin located on Lake Superior and managed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Extension. Patrick Robinson of UW-Extension, who helped designate the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, is serving on the site selection committee for Green Bay.

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Wisconsin Water Week celebration set

Sun Prairie Star
March 1, 2021

For those craving information about water resources, the 2021 Wisconsin Water Week will be celebrated March 8-12, according to Michelle Scarpace, natural resource educator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison division of extension.

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FROM THE DESK OF EXTENSION: Learn about and celebrate water resources

Columbus Journal
Feb 21, 2021

Through a natural resources’ perspective, 2021 is sure starting off to be an eventful year. From starting off the year with the beautiful wintery scenery created by hoar frost to upcoming celebrations and conferences, we are in store for a year of learning and appreciation for our bountiful water resources we have in Wisconsin.

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Pandemic worsens broadband access gap

Beloit Daily News
Jan 27, 2021

Jackson, Marinette, Forest and Douglas counties also “fare poorly” in having broadband access that reaches the 25Mbps standard, Knapp added. UW-Extension’s report added Price, Sawyer, Rusk and Ashland counties to that list.

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Area dairy and environmental groups team up to improve water quality

WAOW
Dec 16, 2020

Heather Schlesser Dairy Agent, UW-Extension Marathon County said, we know that you know other organizations want good water you know the clean water act and all that type stuff so there are all these agencies that want clean water so having them all on the same table and talking about it together will actually develop a plan that is feasible, functional, and something that’s implementable.”

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