Meeting will be held on April 27th at 6:00 PM at the Round Up North in Brule. This will be our annual Volunteer Appreciation meeting. The April 27th meeting has been canceled due to concern over COVID-19.

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Advisory question #48 on this year’s Conservation Congress questionnaire regards restoration of anadromous fish passage on the Iron River.  Click on Iron River Question.  The board supports this restoration. Wisconsin Conservation Congress voting will be online only this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak! Click on Questionnaire to see all of this year’s questions.  

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Brule River Brown Stone Nymph Dean Wellman, BRSC Financial Secretary – Brule, WI. The Brule River’s large brown stonefly (salmon fly) is a big insect! They are a steak dinner to the fish and are available to them all year with the primary mating time the first few weeks of June. Adults average 1 ½…

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The Wisconsin DNR monitored upstream trout and salmon migration with digital video equipment from July 1 through November 30, 2019. The 6,497 steelheads counted represented 45% of the total fall trout and salmon run. As is typical on the Brule, the steelhead run slowed significantly in late October with cold water temperatures. Two brook trout,…

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The Club has aquariums with water chillers in the Northwestern Middle School located in Maple and Superior Senior High School this year. In recent years, 500 eyed-egg stage lake trout from the Iron River National Fish Hatchery (click on Iron River Hatchery to read about the hatchery) have been placed in each aquarium. Students have…

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You might enjoy a video of steelheads spawning behavior in the Brule River. The video displays steelheads spawning behavior taken on the site of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spawning habitat improvement project built in 1998. Click on Spawning Steelhead to view this video. Since construction, this spawning area has been used by brown…

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Informed natural resource management depends on scientific research that is well designed and adequately funded.  Developing and maintaining research capability in an agency takes time and continued political support. To read a view of how political decisions have affected natural resource management in Wisconsin, click on Politics and Science.

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Plastics are everywhere these day, even where we wouldn’t expect to find them. Lake Superior is often viewed as the most pristine of the Great Lakes, yet microplastics are found in the lake’s water column and sediments. Click on Lake Superior to read about microplastics in the lake. Current research is also underway to determine…

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