1. DNR wildlife research website developed
2. DNR posts Iowa Water Plan on Internet
DNR Wildlife Research website developed
MEDIA CONTACT: DNR Wildlife Research Unit Leader Willie Suchy at 515-281-8660 or Willie.Suchy@dnr.iowa.gov
DES MOINES ― Wildlife research conducted by DNR research staff about Iowa’s wildlife has been gathered in two places for interested Web users. Research for particular species is at www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/WildlifeSte ... ports.aspx.
For comprehensive research on Iowa’s wildlife, go to: www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/WildlifeSte ... ports.aspx.
“Since redesigning our website a couple of years ago, we’ve had questions about where our wildlife research and diversity information is located,” said Willie Suchy, DNR wildlife research unit leader. “We’ve organized our latest research information by the species specialty of our various wildlife research stations: deer, turkey and forest game; upland wildlife and grasslands; waterfowl and wetlands; furbearers; nongame wildlife; and surveys of people’s observations and concerns about Iowa’s wildlife. The newest reports are listed first.”
As new research is completed, those research papers and reports will be posted to or linked from this new web page.
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DNR POSTS IOWA WATER PLAN ON INTERNET
MEDIA CONTACT: Environmental Services Division Administrator Bill Ehm at 515-281-5817 or William.Ehm@dnr.iowa.gov
DES MOINES ― The DNR has created a website for Iowa Water Plan documents at www.iowadnr.gov/IowaWaterPlan to provide everyone access to how the DNR manages the state’s water resources.
“Comprehensive water planning is a huge task to undertake at one time,” said Bill Ehm, division administrator for the DNR’s Environmental Services Division. “In recent years plans have been written to address particular water concerns of the Iowa General Assembly. We’ve combined those plans with background reports like the legal responsibilities of federal, state and local governments already on the books, so that Iowans can understand the considerations that go into water planning by reading about it chapter by chapter.”
Documents on the website include the report on mitigating flood risk created by the Water Resources Coordinating Council in 2009, Water Rights and Allocation, Iowa’s Water Monitoring Plan, Iowa’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan, the State Water Trails plan and historical efforts at water planning.
Plans under development, such as the final Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and a plan for water resources management during severe drought, will be available from this page when they are completed.