Wednesday, September 30, 2015

And if the NW WI open-pit iron mine had been dug...

With its millions of tons of dynamited rock and clear-cut forest dumped in wetlands as the industry-backed law now allows, the DNR would have had to come up with a new classification for these seven trout streams in Iron and Ashland County - - like a Zero, or Buried or Gone Forever:
ASHLAND,Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is proposing the classification of seven trout streams in Ashland County and five streams in Iron County as a result of survey work that has provided new information about the streams' quality physical habitat, cold water sources and ability to support naturally reproducing brook trout populations.  
All streams listed for classification are small, unnamed headwater tributaries to more well-known trout fisheries.
More from the DNR and trout fishing in Wisconsin, here.
catchable trout - brook trout
Catchable-size trout provide angling opportunities.


Anonymous said...

The problem with the state of affairs in Wisconsin is the "I don't have so neither should you" syndrome and its somewhat opposite problem by the same exact people the "not in my backyard" syndrome.

I have heard for so many people in my area about how the proposed mine area is just wasteland anyway, so who cares! This often comes from the same people who claim to be sportsman. Its not their hunting or fishing area so they selfishly do not care. The same ones who were jealous because the teacher next door had slightly better health insurance even though they were getting paid substantially less.

People tend to vote for a candidate whom they believe thinks like them. So why do you think we have a greedy, hateful, vengeful, stupid, and selfish governor? This is why I have little hope that this state will turn around all of the damage that has been done.

Anonymous said...

This article or post reminds me why I, every Sunday, visit your page Mr. Rowan. Where else could I read such needed and useful tidbits of information?

James Rowen said...

Thank you, Anon. 1:02 p.m.