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Links checked: 4 October, 2004

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Field Notes: If you're looking for new ways to enjoy the wilderness, you can read about great trip ideas using General Reference Center, an online database with full-text articles from many popular print magazines. Titles include Sierra, Audubon, National Geographic Adventure, and many others. You can also find great wilderness related articles from magazines such as Atlantic Monthly and Mclean's. Lots of topics are available, including some great reading on wilderness areas. (If you're not inside an OWLSnet library right now, you'll need your library card number to access the articles.)

Don't forget that if you're looking to find out what's happening in the great outdoors, the folks at the Department of Natural Resources are way ahead of you. They post a Wisconsin Outdoor Report every Tuesday morning (except when Monday's a holiday, then it's a day later.) Topics include local weather, water levels, fishing and wildflower reports. What more could you want? Well, if that isn't enough fishing info for you, you might want to read the 2004 Wisconsin Fishing Report. Naturalist programs are listed in coming events at Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, and Trails. And, of course, don't forget the Silent Sports Magazine event calendar. Every month, they post all sorts of activities all over the state for quiet sports enthusiasts.


Wisconsin Trail Mix
Did you know about these Wisconsin web sites?

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: State Parks and Recreation
This enormous site from the Wisconsin DNR lists lots of things to do and places to go. Check here first for information on current conditions, rules and regulations, as well as upcoming events in any of Wisconsin's many state parks. Find information on activities like ATV riding, mountain biking, camping, hunting, skiing and much, much more.

Wisconsin Online
With more than 5,000 Wisconsin events, searchable by date, county, city, or subject, this site is a gold mine for anyone looking for an activity, event or happening in the state.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism: Weekly Feature
Every week, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism highlights another great event, place, or activity in the state of Wisconsin. Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the weekly feature! And don't forget their seasonal focus - highlights for the season.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism: Event Calendar
Covers events of all shapes and sizes happening in Wisconsin. Calendar is searchable by location and date.

Chequamegon - Nicolet National Forest
Chequamegon and Nicolet are both national forests located within the state of Wisconsin. The official website includes maps of both forests, recreation information, and special reports about current conditions in both forests. Check out the latest links to trout streams, lakes and hiking trails.

Wisconsin's County Forests
There are more than 2.4 millions acres held by Wisconsin's counties in forest land. Many of these acres are available for a wide variety of recreation - hunting and fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, canoeing, berry picking and more. Contact information for each county's Forest Administrator is available here.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine
Contains many articles, pictures and columns from the print publication. Offers a unique perspective on enjoying and preserving Wisconsin's many natural resources.

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