Wisconsin Salmonids: The Rainbow

We’re featuring an article on rainbow trout in Wisconsin that is the third in a series on Wisconsin salmonids to appear in Wisconsin Trout, the newsletter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (click on  WI TU for information). The piece appears here with permission from the author and Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. It was written by Dr. John…

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Wisconsin Salmonids: The Brown

We’re featuring an article on brown trout in Wisconsin that is the second in a series on Wisconsin salmonids to appear in Wisconsin Trout, the newsletter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (click on  WI TU for information). The piece appears here with permission from the author and Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. It was written by Dr. John…

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Wisconsin Salmonids: The Brookie

We’re featuring an article on brook trout in Wisconsin that is the first in a series on Wisconsin salmonids to appear in Wisconsin Trout, the newsletter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (click on  WI TU for information). The piece appears here with permission from the author and Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. It was written by Dr. John…

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Floristic Quality Assessment of Wetlands of the Brule River Watershed

Recent biotic inventories have documented exceptional features and high quality sites on the Brule River State Forest (WI DNR 1999, 2016). The authors add to the existing inventory knowledge by providing a wetlands status assessment using a wide cross-section of sites across the Brule River watershed. Their goal was to use a standardized wetland survey…

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2017 Floristic Quality Assessment of Littoral Plant Communities in Lake Minnesuing and Lake Nebagamon, Douglas County, WI

This study is part of a larger project to establish plant observations for terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the Brule River watershed. The objective was to provide baseline data on aquatic plant species diversity and floristic quality interpreted in the context of existing lake assessments in northern Wisconsin. To read the article, click on LakesReport_2018.

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Analyzing Vegetative Cover of the Bois Brule River Watershed Re-visited in Northwestern Wisconsin, Part I: Forest Stand Changes (1968 to 2016)

In 2015 and 2016, the authors collected data from 48 of the 54 forest stands surveyed in 1968–69. Stands were dominated by transitional forest of northern hardwoods. Their survey depicts a forest that is trending to a later successional stage of development and recovering from the cutover from the early 20th century. Future threats to…

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Analyzing Vegetative Cover of the Bois Brule River Watershed Re-visited in Northwestern Wisconsin, Part II: Vegetation and Land Cover Changes (1852 to 2017)

The vascular plants of the Bois Brule River watershed are listed, and over 160 years of change in plant communities observed is described. The diverse landscape supports boreal forest, northern mesic forest, northern wet-mesic forest, pine barrens, and other forested and non-forested communities. Five generalized changes in the watershed were noted: (i) the pine barrens…

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Effects of Stream pH on Lampricide Effectiveness

We received some great news from Ben Hlina, a past scholarship recipient. Ben recently published a paper resulting from his graduate work concerning lampricide effectiveness. You can read the paper by clicking on Hlina et al. 2017.

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Steelhead Biology and Management: a historical perspective

In 1991, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fishery biologists prepared a document summarizing the current understanding of Brule River steelhead biology. Anglers who provided their mailing address during a 1990 steelhead season creel census received the resulting document. This was the initial effort by fisheries managers to educate anglers regarding needed regulatory changes leading to…

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