Image and text from The History of Wisconsin’s Northwoods – 350 Years in the Seeley Hills by Jim Schirott. Reprinted with permission. “The 9-foot diameter tree pictured here was probably 500 years old, before being cut by the North Wisconsin Lumber Company boys. Venerability did not matter to Freddy Weyerhauser. The only thing that mattered…
The Wild Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be meeting at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley on Wednesday, October 12th. There will be a presentation introducing the Namekagon River Partnership organization at 7pm.
A research project “Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Understanding Fish Habitat History in the Namekagon River—Cold Water Zone” was conducted in 2008-09 to compare the current upper river fishery with pre-European and pre-logging times.
Project information including a link to a study website and the full project report can be found on our website at: http://namekagon.org/?page_id=154
The results of the public survey e-mailed on September 29, 2011 are available below(requires Adobe Reader). This was a pilot survey created to get some initial thoughts about the river and to test our survey process. Note that responses to the discussion questions start on page 6.