Arbor Vitae Town Office
10675 Big Arbor Vitae Dr
Arbor Vitae WI 54568


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Sat-Sun: Closed


Phone: 715.356.3120
Fax: 715.356.1071


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Innovative environmental contractor to receive DNR Secretary's Award

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:25pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- A contractor that has won accolades for environmental work across Wisconsin -- as well as an innovative solution to barge congestion on the Mississippi River -- is the recipient of a Department of Natural Resources 2017 Secretary's Director Award. - - J.F. Brennan Company, specializing in marine construction and environmental remediation, has worked all across Wisconsin, performing dredging, island restoration, dam and bridge repairs, and recently, extensive PCB remediation on the lower Fox River at Green Bay.

Hunters: Dead and dying ash trees may be too weak for tree stand use

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:25pm
MADISON - State forest health specialists caution hunters to avoid placing tree stands in or near weakened ash trees, especially in the southern half of Wisconsin and the Mississippi River counties. - - DNR experts say many ash trees in southern counties are dead or dying from attack by the emerald ash borer and may unexpectedly drop large branches -- or even snap, especially under the weight of an occupied tree stand.

Hunters reminded registering deer in the correct zone still mandatory for the ongoing and upcoming deer seasons

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:25pm
MADISON - Tagging rules have changed, but registration requirements have not. Lucky hunters are still required to register their harvested deer electronically by 5 p.m. the day after being recovered. The GameReg system is simple, fast and convenient for hunters. - - "Since its launch in 2014, most hunters have adjusted well to using the electronic registration options," says Kevin Wallenfang, big game ecologist for the DNR. "The simplicity and convenience has resulted in high compliance of registration requirements, but we also continue to offer walk-in registration opportunities at hundreds of locations around the state."

Funding available to assist in promoting safe ATV operation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:25pm
MADISON - Organizations interested in assisting the Department of Natural Resources in the recruitment and training of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety instructors and volunteer trail ambassadors may apply for funding through a 2 year program to promote the safe operation of ATVs and UTVs in the state. The program funding is for up to $297,000 for each year. - - Grants are available to assist in recruiting and training of ATV safety instructors and volunteer trail ambassadors. Photo Credit: Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism - - Eligible organizations must provide documentation that they are registered with the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office as non-profit organizations and have an established board of directors. Funding applicants must create and provide a business plan detailing the methods and approaches the organization will use to accomplish a number of requirements that will promote the operation of ATVs and UTVs that is safe and responsible, does not harm the environment and does not conflict with laws, rules and department policies.

Public meetings set for Northern Lake Michigan Coastal regional master plan

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:55pm
Public comment period open through Nov. 28 - - STURGEON BAY, Wis. - The public will have an opportunity at two upcoming open houses to learn more about the department's regional master planning process for properties located in the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape. The region includes properties in four counties -- Door, Oconto, Marinette and Shawano. - - The Niagra escarpment, shown hear along Peninsula State Park, is a dominant feature of the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal landscape.Photo Credit: DNR - - A master plan, guided by Chapter NR 44, Wisconsin Administrative Code, establishes the level and type of resource management and public use permitted on department-managed properties.

Fall musky fishing heats up, along with chance to set new state record

Wisconsin DNR Weekly News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:55pm
MADISON -- While Wisconsin's first catch and release record has been established for musky, there's plenty of time left in 2017 for anglers to better that mark and enjoy some of the best fishing for the famed fighter and Wisconsin's official state fish. - - The northern zone musky season runs through Nov. 30 on inland waters north of U.S. Highway 10 excluding Wisconsin-Michigan boundary waters. The southern zone musky season stays open another month beyond that, closing Dec. 31, 2017, on inland waters south of U.S. Highway 10.