Meeting will be held on July 27th at 6:00 PM at the Round Up North in Brule, depending on the Covid situation.

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Department of Natural Resources fisheries personnel have completed the fishway steelhead counts for the 2019 – 2020 run year. The link to the most recent counts downloads as a pdf file that requires Adobe® Reader®. If you don’t have this software you can download it free by clicking on the Adobe Reader link below.  Click  2019…

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Brule River Burnt Wulff Damian Wilmot – Superior, WI This dry fly is a variation of the Royal Wulff that was developed for brook trout on the upper Brule many decades ago. Recipe Hook: Tiemco TMC 101, #10 is a reliable size. Thread: Orange 6/0 uni thread. Tail: Moose mane. Wing: Fluorescent orange calf body…

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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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Microplastics have been found in many species, particularly species like sea turtles and seabirds. Now, biologists in Florida have examined birds of prey, and they found microplastics in every bird they examined. To read more, click on Birds of Prey

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Our 2020 habitat work days are scheduled for July 25th and August 1st, depending on the Covid situation. We will do some maintenance work on habitat projects at Beaupre Springs or on the East Fork of the Brule. Check the Newsletter or the monthly news page for more details or any changes to the dates.

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May 1, 2020 Update Project moving along – DNR staff are completing the temporary limited easements with the 2 property owners abutting the rail grade. The Covid-19 issue has been slowing the legal process somewhat. Paul Piszczek and the DNR Real Estate personnel are working diligently on the issue. Brule River Preservation Inc. continues to…

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Lost item Shirts and a small bag with sunscreen and bug spray. Lost in rapids south of Big Lake. Posted 28 May 2020. Lost a cell phone (black case, in Ziploc bag) near the Winneboujou canoe landing. Posted 28 May 2020. An 8 weight 9.5 foot Scott Rod with a 3 M 7/8 L reel.…

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There are a few invasive species present along or in the Brule River that need monitoring, but one of the most troubling potential invaders is the New Zealand mudsnail (click on Mudsnails to learn more).  In 2013, mudsnails were discovered for the first time in inland Wisconsin waters in Black Earth Creek, a popular trout…

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