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Air Monitoring Site

Bad River's ambient air monitoring site in Odanah

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Fine Particulates

Fine particulates pollution has been monitored at Bad River since 2002

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Indoor Air Quality

Blower Door Testing can highlight weatherization problems in a home

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Smokey Bear

Smokey tells anyone driving through Odanah the current fire danger level Burning permits are required on the Reservation from the Bad River Natural Resource Department

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Ground-level Ozone

Ozone levels have been monitored at Bad River since 2004

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Meteorological Station

Meteorological sensors record temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation, and solar radiation

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Indoor Air Quality

Infrared camera inspections can reveal areas in homes that need weatherization or are lacking adequate insulation, often leading to mold growth

Testing for Radon

The only way to be certain you do not have deadly radon in your house is to test - it's easy - just call the Bad River Natural Resource Department!

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Lake Superior Day

Natural Resource Department tables at Lake Superior Day showcase hot topics and areas of concern. A table displaying ambient air quality information is always available for anyone with questions to look over

Lake Superior Day

Natural Resource Department tables at Lake Superior Day showcase hot topics and areas of concern. A table with radon and other indoor air quality information is always available for anyone with questions to look over

Lake Superior Day

Many people spend time with the Bad River Natural Resource Department on Lake Superior Day, but being a beautiful summer day, everyone moves down to the beach to enjoy amazing Lake Superior

Treatment as a State

The Bad River Band received Treatment in the Same Manner as a State for air quality in 2005

Burn Barrels

Burning in a barrel burns inefficiently, creates dangerous and deadly fumes, and leaves behind noxious trash and ash. Burning trash or recyclables in barrels is prohibited on the Reservation!!

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Apakwaanaajiinh are a valuable, unique, and captivating group of mammals. Bats eat large quantities of insects, pollinate, disperse seeds, and their guano is highly nutritious to plantlife. Their true flight capabilities and their fascinating echo location system set them apart from all other mammals. 

Unfortunately, species of apakwaanaajiinh in northern Wisconsin have been declining due to a number of reasons, including the deadly White Nose Syndrome (WNS) that has caused millions of bat deaths. Apakwaanaajiinh conservation is one of the Wildlife Program's many goals. 

 

 

 

Bat Surveys

- How they work

- What we do with the information

 

 

Get Involved!

We invite you to learn more about bats and safely engage with them in educational spaces, like the Annual Bat Festival that rotates around cities in Wisconsin, or the annual Bat Awareness Week, which takes place during the last week of October. 

Building a bat house to intall in your backyard is a great project for those who want to get involved. Check out the WDNR's Guide to Building a Bat House (PDF).  If you live on the Reservation, contact the BRNRD Wildlife Program and see about joining the bat house monitoring program and have them install a bat house in your yard! 

 

Bats in Your Home 

Learn more about White Nose Syndrome