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Hodag Solar Park is now generating electricity for hundreds of homes in the Rhinelander area
Hodag Solar Park is capable of producing 7.5 megawatts. It’s enough to power more than 2,000 homes according to Wisconsin Public Service who has now taken ownership of the solar farm built by One Energy.
A bill would give landowners more flexibility to sell land bought with Knowles Nelson dollars, conservationists fear it will undermine the entire program
Senate Bill 802 would allow owners to sell the land to a potential developer so as long as the sale is approved by the DNR and the DNR is reimbursed for the grant money, plus interest.
Conservation Fund buys 70k acres of land in Oneida County to fill ‘conservation gap’
Looking at a map, the land is located just north of Pelican Lake. The Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest is to its northwest and Oneida County Forest Land sits to its southeast.
Hodag Solar farm, set to power 1,500 Rhinelander-area homes, nears completion
The 50-acre project will help Wisconsin move toward energy independence.
Northwoods researchers collect lake-bottom muck, seeking an explanation for wild rice decline
Where has all of the wild rice gone? Researchers seek clues for the drastic drop in crop acreage over the last several years.
Tribal hatchery raises, releases thousands of walleye, seeking healthy lake populations
The tribal fish hatchery in Mole Lake raised an released 65,000 walleye this fall. The fish it raised are healthier than ever.