The Watershed Team is focused on the study and conservation of the Namekagon River Watershed and its groundwater. Our interest includes the Totogatic River Watershed as this river is the main tributary to the Namekagon River.
NRP Board Members on the Team: Mike Gardner, Scott Peterson, Frank Pratt
Meetings: Monthly, starting in July 2013. The meetings are often held on the second Wednesday of the month at 10am at the Sawmill Eatery in Seeley. All members are welcome to participate. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Save the Leonards gage from being discontinued on October 1, 2013.
- Qualify NRP as a Nonprofit Conservation Organization (NCO)
- Define NRP response to the impact of climate change.
- Impact of Climate Change on Fishery (requires Adobe Reader)
- Develop agreements and annual action plans with key watershed stakeholders in subject areas such as land use, wetland delineation, protection of ground water, and surface- and ground-water quality.
- Negotiate written agreements and plans with stakeholders.
- Host Fall 2013 tour of upper Namekagon River tributary streamsheds.
- Consider annual watershed stakeholder summit
- Identify and gather previous watershed surveys and studies.
- Define the scope and objectives for future watershed studies. Note: the initial focus may be on the Bayfield and Sawyer County portions of the watershed, to reduce the geographical area.
NRCS Namekagon River Watershed Assessment February 2008
My Healthy Stream (Trout Unlimited and the Aldo Leopold Foundation)
Example Watershed Study
St Croix Headwaters – Watershed Study Summary June 2013
Link to Patrick Shirey interview on WOJB (June 20, 2013)
Link to 2011 WICCI report (Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts)
Link to the Namekagon River Research website (Notre Dame Center for Aquatic Conservation)
Link to US Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center
Link to US Department of Interior North Central Climate Science Center