Anglers will be seeing volunteers and DNR staff out at boat landings this weekend hoping to put something cold in the live wells. Oneida County Aquatic Invasive species coordinator Michele Sadauskas says to help slow the spread of aquatic invasive hitchhikers, volunteers will be handing out ice packs to put in live wells...
"...instead of transporting fish, live in water in the live wells, we're handing out ice packs to help them drain their live wells and put their catch on ice...."
Six county lake associations are meeting on Friday in Rhinelander.
It’s a meeting that happens every other year…so groups can share ideas about protecting shorelines and waters.
Bob Martini is President of Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association. He says counties face very different situations depending on how protective shoreline ordinances are. But some issues are shared.
Controversy over a proposed iron mine in northern Wisconsin will get some national attention this weekend, when a documentary on the topic airs on Al Jazeera America’s investigative program Fault Lines.
Milwaukee-based 371 Productions filmed and edited the piece over the past nine months.
Producers made a series of trips to northern Wisconsin to look at the impact an iron mine could have on tourism and natural resources.
Almost 400 people attended a forum hosted by Science on Tap on the proposed Penokee Mine project.
A panel of six speakers discussed the facts and context of an iron mine that Gogebic Taconite wants to build in the Penokee Range.
Panelists included Northland College Geology Professor Tom Fitz who detailed the different rock formations in the region. Other experts spoke about the economics and job creation associated with mining, the technologies of mine waste management, and the characteristics of the Bad River watershed.
As many of us in the Northwoods are being driven crazy by mosquitoes, loons are being harassed by blackflies.
High numbers of loons are having trouble staying on their nests this year due to a surge in a certain kind of black fly that only targets loons.
Walter Piper, a researcher from Chapman University who has been studying loons in the Northwoods for twenty two years, says it’s the most abandoned nests he’s ever seen. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Piper about what that means for the loon population.
A survey of Wisconsin trout anglers finds more than half are satisfied with DNR regulations.
The DNR says the survey was the most comprehensive of Wisconsin trout anglers ever done, with more than 500 anglers returning the nearly 20 page survey. DNR sociobiologist Jordan Petchenik says its goal was to get a better measure of what trout anglers are doing and thinking.
“Not just their behavior, in terms of their time on the water, but also in terms of their preferences and their assessment of the program itself.”