Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


The DNR is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.


  • To protect and enhance our natural resources: our air, land and water; our wildlife, fish and forests and the ecosystems that sustain all life.
  • To provide a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.
  • To ensure the right of all people to use and enjoy these resources in their work and leisure.
  • To work with people to understand each other's views and to carry out the public will.

And in this partnership consider the future and generations to follow.

Adaptation work

Climate Change and Wisconsin's Great Lakes


State / Provincial