Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov
18

A Miracle in Nature!

A note from Dr. Osterholm: Many of you have been to Prairie Song Farm; others have seen pictures of the remarkable changes that have taken place over the past 7 years. But this weekend, we experienced firsthand an example of a miracle in nature. In September 2004 we remeandered Brook Creek (our new name for …

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Nov
18

Tony’s Update

Round 3 projects for next year on Hay Creek:  Additional 5000 approx. feet on Hay Creek, immediately down stream of what we just finished. We should be doing initial walk-thru with DNR & landowner soon. Vermillion: 2000 feet just east of Hwy 52. Met with DNR today to get information to do stream design specs …

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Nov
15

Fracking the Driftless

In what may be a cruel twist of fates, one of the very things that makes our trout streams of the Midwest special may very be one of their biggest ecological threats. Silica. It’s the one word all anglers who hold these streams dear should become acutely aware of in the months and even years …

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Nov
07

Tony’s Update – Hay Creek

This summer’s project on Hay Creek is done! Everything went well.  We did nearly all bank re-construction.  The stream remained clear for many days of the 3 week project & you could see many fish feeding while bank work was proceeding next to them. I walked the entire length of the stream last Sunday & …

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Nov
04

Bad ballast water bill may be voted on today – contact your U.S. Representative today and urge they protect Minnesota waters from AIS introductions.

A bad bill is being considered in Congress as early as tomorrow, Friday, November 4. It would derail progress in the effort to protect Lake Superior and other Great Lakes from aquatic invasive species introduced in the ballast water tanks of foreign ships and spread by ballast water discharges of intra Great Lakes vessels. We …

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Nov
02

DNR proposing to allow Lutsen to drain more Poplar River water at the worst possible time. Calls and letters needed by November 4.

The MNDNR recently announced it plans to give Lutsen Mountains Corporation more special treatment and permit it to nearly drain the Poplar River just when the eggs of fall spawning “coaster” and stream resident brook trout lie incubating in the river gravel.  Read on to learn how you can voice your strong objections to this …

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