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  • Annual Membership Meeting - Saturday, June 20, 2015 11:00 - Noon: Arrive and visit informally.  Noon: Soft drinks, beer, brats, and burgers (donation appreciated).  Meeting agenda:  Friends Annual Report - Mark Nupen.  DNR management activities at NBWA - Nancy Christel.  Wildlife observations - Nancy Christel.  Connecting the barrens of Northwest Wisconsin - Bob Hanson.  Raffle for a framed print by Twin Cities artist, Louis Raymer, titled "Spring Dance at Crex", an out-of-print piece of dancing sharp-tailed grouse highly prized by collectors.  Must be present to purchase a raffle ticket.  Map/Directions
    Posted Jun 6, 2015, 10:31 AM by FNBWA Board
  • New Web Site for Burnett County Tourism There is a new web site for Burnett County mentioning the 'barrens'. See:  Burnett County Tourism Site
    Posted Apr 3, 2015, 11:29 AM by Bruce Pankratz
  • Can you help? Are you interested in running the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey? Here are the local route maps (linked below). Contact either Andrew Badje at (608) 266-3336 or email if interested.  Barron County Polk County Washburn County (Tentative availability – awaiting response from potential volunteer) 
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 7:27 AM by Bruce Pankratz
  • Bluebird Report from 2014 Bluebirds on the Barrens 2014 was a good year for our Bluebirds nesting on the Namekagon Barrens.  It was a cold, snowy late spring last  year and, as a result, the Bluebirds got a late start nesting   The birds had time to attempt only two  broods. In 2013  Spring came soon enough to give a number of birds a chance at hatching three broods. The exciting news to report is that the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, to whom the data collected from our trail of 24 boxes is submitted,  has designated our Bluebird trail as a “trail of excellence”.  To achieve this rating, a trail has  to reach 2.6 + fledglings per box which would put the trail above ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 4:31 AM by Bruce Pankratz
  • The 8th Annual Crex Harvest Feed From: Wheeler, Kimberly J - DNR Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 3:25 PMTo: (removed by webmaster)Subject: 8th Annual Crex Harvest Feed It's time for the Crex Harvest Feed!  Spread the word to anyone you think might like to participate!  Attached is a printable flyer. The 8th Annual Crex Harvest FeedFriday, February 27, 2015  5:00 pm at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor CenterAll who help with wildlife and education are invited!  Bring a wild dish to pass (game, harvested plant matter from your garden or from the wild, a dessert, etc.) A grill and an oven will be available for last minute prep if needed. Get creative!  Your dish could win the ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 7:18 AM by Bruce Pankratz
  • New for 2015 This year you can share your experiences in the STG blinds with people who may want to use the blinds in the future on the web page. Other people may use your comments to decide to join the fun in the future. If your cellphone works on the barrens you may even be able to do so when in the blinds. See: for details. You can also find this page in the sidebar on all web pages in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. If you would like to share any photos you can put them on the FNBWA Facebook page or use Flickr (See Barrens Art in the sidebar ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2015, 4:43 AM by Bruce Pankratz
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