MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the summer issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine is now available in print and online.

The cover story puts a spotlight on food waste and provides several ways we can all make a big difference in reducing food waste and its burden on our landfills. According to the DNR’s recent Statewide Waste Characterization Study of landfills, food waste accounts for 20% of municipal waste in Wisconsin’s landfills – more than double since the last study in 2009.

This issue also celebrates summer, giving readers plenty of ways to find some fun during Wisconsin’s warm season. Gear up for sunny hikes with the kids, indulge in a beach day with our list of Wisconsin’s best beaches and meet rock climbers taking full advantage of our state’s unique geology in various state parks.

With great summer fun comes great responsibility. Learn the principles of Leave No Trace and keep the outdoors beautiful for everyone. And get the latest information from the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts to stay informed on our state’s progress on combatting climate change.

Hear from chef and host of “Wisconsin Foodie” Luke Zahm and try his delicious wild rice recipe; get a history and architecture lesson from Mirror Lake State Park’s historic Seth Peterson Cottage, a Frank Lloyd Wright design; and find inspiration in nature with a nature journaling activity in Kids Corner.

Subscribe now to receive four issues of the Wisconsin Natural Resources print edition for $8.97. Call 1-800-678-9472 or sign up online at

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