Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Shallow lakes dry up amid drought


Northwest Iowa’s shallow lakes suffered from algae blooms, thinning pan fish populations and possibly winterkill of waterfowl from the most severe drought this century, but the lakes and their fisheries are expected to recover once water levels rise again. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported earlier this month many of the state’s shallow lakes and wetlands “will either be […]

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns within the selected wildlife complexes in Dickinson, Cherokee, and O’Brien counties between April 1 and May 20 to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and maintain native plant communities. Ground nesting birds such as pheasants, mallards, teal, bobolinks, dickcissels and many others benefit from the habitat improved with […]