Scholarship Fund Raffle

Once again, we’ve been fortunate to have 3 great items donated to support our raffle.  Winners will select their prizes in the order their tickets are drawn.  Proceeds will be used to help maintain our scholarship funds (click on The Scholarships for information).  Thanks to all who have generously contributed in the past! Choice #…

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Habitat Improvement Work Day

This year’s first habitat work day will be May 18th and will be to plant tamarack/spruce at the Beaupre Springs project site. We’re asking volunteers to meet at the Upper St. Croix boat landing (also known as Palmer’s Landing) at 9AM (landing is located on the Northeast end of the lake just off County Hwy…

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May Fly of the Month

The Pass Lake Special Walt Swanson, BRSC Recording Secretary – Superior, WI As I understand the story, the Pass Lake was invented by a Lutheran minister named Stubenvoll from Clintonville, WI in the 1930s.  Originally it was tied with a mallard flank feather tail, black chenille body, brown hackle and white calf tail wing.  I’ve…

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Fly of the Month Series

The monthly flies from 2020 – 2023 are now available in a soft-covered booklet.  If you’d like to get a copy, contact a board member or visit the Club Store by clicking on 2020 – 2023 Booklet.

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Oak Wilt Found in Bayfield County

Oak wilt was first found in 2018 and is most commonly spread along road rights-of-way. It can often be prevented and controlled if NO damage (cutting, pruning, mowing) is done to an oak tree from April 15th through July 15th. For more information, click on Oak Wilt or watch this video Oak Wilt Video. You can also…

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DNR Approves Additional Barrens Management at Mott’s Ravine

An approved variance updates management prescriptions for Motts Ravine by increasing the acres of core area dedicated to barrens management from between 200 and 400 acres to between 1,000 and 1,200 acres. The Motts Ravine area has been identified as capable of supporting and expanding the globally rare and imperiled pine-barrens community type. For more…

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Mudsnails Spreading

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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South Shore Railroad Grade Update

October 1, 2023 Update Work on the grade removal is finished! All that remains to be done is to shore up all the erosion control work. You will also note that trees (white pine, red pine, oak, spruce and birch) have been planted in the erosion matting and  grass is even beginning to poke through…

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Emerald Ash Borer

Douglas County in Wisconsin is going to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to save ash trees. The Douglas County forestry committee approved the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to release parasitoid wasps on 20 acres of land in the town of Maple to combat emerald ash borers. Click on Ash Borer…

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