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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Ottawa National Forest
USDA Forest Service
Natural Resources Station
Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest
Department of Natural Resources
State Natural Areas - Vilas and Oneida counties
WI Dept. of Natural Resources
Wisconsin DNR Lake Maps
UW-Center for Limnology (the study
of inland waters) Trout Lake Station
Wisconsin Association of Lakes
Citizens Lake Monitoring Network
Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program
Minnesota Shallow Lakes Program
US Geological Survey Lake
Monitoring and Lakes Studies
UW-Extension Lakes Program
Understanding Lake Data
Treehaven Natural Resources
Discover the Forest
The State of America's
Forests: An Interactive Guide
University of Wisconsin -
Stevens Point Forestry web links
Managed Forest Law:
Managed Forest Law (MFL) is a landowner incentive
program that encourages sustainable forestry on
private woodlands by reducing and deferring property
up for the Forest Tax and Stewardship Newsletter: Receive news and
information regarding the Managed Forest Law and
Forest Crop Law programs through e-mail by
Department of Justice (DOJ):
This resource is designed to assist you with
information covering all aspects of the role of the
Department – from legal services to consumer help
for seniors to crime prevention and law enforcement
services, victims rights and environmental
Court System for the Public:
Wisconsin Court System designed this web site
for use by people representing themselves in
divorce/separation, complaints against judges,
complaints against interpreters, lawyer regulation,
Maps & Locators
Google Street Maps:
Physical and geographic country maps.
Microsoft Live Maps:
Search for business, people, collections and places. Get
directions. Add your own information about a place.
Topo maps of country.
Online: Physical and geographic country maps, complete with
statistics and factoids.
How Far Is
This easy-to-use site calculates distance (as the
crow flies) between any two points in the world and
includes a map for further reference.
Interactive street atlases of the continental United
States gives you mileage, door-to-door or
city-to-city, and street maps with driving
Create your own maps based on information such as
agricultural production, crime, geographic features,
population, and more.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection:
Historical, countries and world.
Every USGS topographic 1:100,000, 1:25,000, and
1:24,000 scale map for the entire United States.
Topographic Map Symbols:
Help in interpreting the maps.
USGS geographers monitor the changes on the land
surface by observing the Earth
sensing satellites, studying the connections between
people and those changes with careful geographic
analysis, and providing society with relevant
science information they can use to manage the
consequences of those changes.
Google Earth puts
a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information. Free program that must be downloaded but worth the effort.
High speed internet access and a monitor resolution
of at least 1024 by 768 is needed.
Junior Master Guardener:
Ignite a passion for
This is a national organization dedicated to helping kids learn all
about plants. Includes lots of information for growing a school garden,
gardening at home with kids, a garden poetry
contest, and the "secret life of flowers."
Ultimate Beginners Guide To Gardening With Kids:
Few hobbies in life offer such delicious rewards
for time and effort as gardening does. As enjoyable as the yummy rewards
are, gardening is also one of those activities that provides so much
more than a snack. Gardening is an excellent activity for anyone. Adults
find peace, relaxation, and food, but children take significantly more
from the work than adults do.
Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
Ramps are a plant in
the onion family that are also called wild leeks, wood leeks, ramsons,
and wild garlic. Scientifically, they’re known as Allium tricoccum. With
a small, white bulb and hairy root, they resemble scallions and are
foraged from shady, woody areas just a few weeks from late April to
early June., and wild garlic. Scientifically, they’re known as Allium
tricoccum. With a small, white bulb and hairy root, they resemble
scallions and are foraged from shady, woody areas just a few weeks from
late April to early June.
Click here for the Wild Ramps recipe.
Wildflowers in Bloom: Click on a wildflower's name to see a picture.
Does it grow where you live and will it grow in your home garden?
Vascular Plant Species:
Wisconsin's vascular plant species; including photos,
habitat information, distribution maps, herbarium specimen data and
more. This site presents data to the public from the Wisconsin Botanical
Science of Gardening:
how the plants we tend feed our bodies, our minds,
and our senses.
Sustainable landscaping is the practice of using
strategic methods for business and residential
landscapes with the purpose of offsetting negative
The Benefits of Native Plant
With so many plant options to
choose from at nurseries, garden centers, and other
places, homeowners and gardeners can bring nearly
any look to their yard or garden.
Home Science: Backyard
Conservation by HomeAdvisor:
conservation is an important issue in today’s world,
and there are lots of ways to help in your own
backyard. Now more than ever, it is vital to
preserve our planet and its natural resources, like
water, soil, plants and wildlife. Everyone can help
out by recycling, using less water, and making the
community more eco-friendly. Many of these
activities can be fun, too!
For nature-based essays, visit
paulhetzlernature.org where humor and science
collide--amicably for the most
part. Paul Hetzler,
Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell
Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, NY,
ISA Certified Arborist since 1996 and a frequent
contributor to PIF Newsletters, has authored a new
Characters: Plant Vampires, Caterpillar Soup,
Leprechaun Trees and Other Hilarities of the Natural
World (The Lexingford Series on the Natural World)".
To order the book,
Wisconsin State Government: Links
to Wisconsin State offices, public services, state
facts and more.
50 States and
Capitals: Information for all fifty states and seven
territories, including state flags (picture and
description), state symbols, political and
geographical information, and a direct link to the
state's official web page.
Official City Sites:
Links to official state and city web pages in the
U.S. and several European countries.
Townhunter:Compare facts about U.S. cities.
Best Places to Live: The
AreaVibes Livability Score was designed to help you
find the best places to live.
State and County quick facts:
Fast, easy access to facts about people, business,
and geography Statistics &
Consumer Price Index:
Get the most current CPI press release, or look at
an overview of CPIs from 1913-present.
Demographic Services Center:
(WI Dept. of
Links to Wisconsin demographics, including
Wisconsin Labor Market Information:
Access statistics about the Wisconsin work force,
including the county snapshots,
County Workforce Profiles of Wisconsin.
Office of Economic Advisors:
The Office assists economic data users to better
understand the relationships between labor markets
and other economic and demographic specifics.
Statistics from 70 U.S. government agencies,
searchable by keyword and agency.
Searchable site with many statistics for the U.S.,
State and Metropolitan Data Book
Contains, under "Other
Official Statistics," links to state and
international data centers, and the department of
commerce. For the latest 1990 census reports see
Census 2000 Gateway.
State Fact Sheets:
Basic and agricultural
statistics on every state in the U.S., compiled by
the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department
University of Michigan Documents Center's
Statistical Resources on the Web:
Provides links to many of the same sources as the
U.S. Census Bureau and FedStats.
Wisconsin Blue Book:
The Blue Book contains facts and statistics on
Weather Forecasts and History
National Weather Service
National Weather Service
Historical Climate Summaries:
Climate Center) Historical highs, lows, and
precipitation records from weather stations around
State Climatology Office