Leonards Gage Status

Status Leonard’s Gage is currently operational. Background The Leonard’s Gage is an US Geological Service operated flow and temperature gage (i.e. gauge) on the Namekagon River near the Leonard’s School Road crossing, located about 4 miles (downstream) of Cable, Wisconsin. The Namekagon River is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of…

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2013 Photo Contest

A Day in the Life of the Namekagon – 2nd Annual NRP Autumn Photo Contest Important Note:  Photo entries are due by October 15, 2013. Photo Contest Entry Form: (requires Adobe Reader) NRP Photo Contest 2013 Entry Form Photo Contest Update: (requires Adobe Reader) Photo Contest 2013 Update Photo Contest News Release (requires Adobe Reader) NRP…

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Leonards Gage Update

This station will likely be discontinued October 1, 2014 due to lack of funding. This is the message that now appears on the USGS Leonards Gage site: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?05331833 We are making some progress, as the Leonards Gage will be operational for another year, but only if we can come up with $2,500 in funding within…

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Save Leonards Gage

This station will likely be discontinued October 1, 2013 due to lack of funding. This is the message that appears on the USGS Leonards Gage site: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?05331833 We need your help! The only river gage on the upper Namekagon River is in danger of shutting down.  This automated gage on Leonard School Road bridge provides…

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River Cleanup Thank You

Thank you volunteers! Thanks to your amazing volunteer effort, the 2nd annual Namekagon River cleanup on April 27th was a big success. It was a great way to celebrate National Park Week with our friends at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.     The weather could not have been nicer. While winter still ruled only a week earlier, it was…

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River Cleanup Event – April 27th

Join with the Namekagon River Partnership on Saturday, April 27th for our second annual Namekagon River cleanup event. We are celebrating the river and National Park Week with our friends at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Last year’s event was very successful. The volunteers had a good time, and the river benefited greatly. Thanks again:  http://namekagon.org/?m=201204…

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8-14-12 Advisory Group

The Advisory Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00pm for a session to work on our 2012-13 Initiatives. PLEASE NOTE THIS TIME CHANGE. A draft of the initiatives can be found here: http://namekagon.org/?page_id=867 Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Meeting Agenda NRP Advisory Group Agenda 8-14-12…

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Big Brook Study

Introduction The upper Namekagon River and key tributary streams are being examined in terms of their fish populations and physical characteristics.  Each fish species has a preferred temperature zone, often labeled cold water (not exceeding 72° F), cool water, and warm water (influenced by the temperature of the air). As Lake Namakagon is a warm…

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7-10-12 Advisory Group

The Advisory Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Tuesday, July 10th at 2:00pm for a session to work on our 2012-13 Initiatives. PLEASE NOTE THIS TIME CHANGE. A draft of the initiatives can be found here: http://namekagon.org/?page_id=867 Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Meeting Agenda NRP Advisory Group Agenda 7-10-12…

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Looking for Cold Water

On June 10th, Patrick Shirey, University of Notre Dame, arrived in the Cable area along with five students to start monitoring water temperatures in the upper Namekagon River and its perennial tributaries (click on images to enlarge). On June 12th this group, accompanied by two National Park Service staff, completed a recon trip from the Namakagon Lake Dam…

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5-29-12 Advisory Group

The Steering Advisory Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Tuesday, May 29th at 1:00pm for a work session to plan for our June 16th Annual Meeting Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Meeting Agenda NRP Steering Group Agenda 5-29-12 A Board meeting will be held at noon, before the work session.…

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5-8-12 Steering Group

The Steering Advisory Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Tuesday, May 8th at 1:00pm for a work session including a recap of the April 28th Namekagon River Cleanup event, a discussion of the inter-jurisdictional Namekagon – St. Croix Rivers Fisheries Management Plan, and our plans for the June 16th Annual Meeting Downloads below require free Adobe…

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The Heritage Initiative

The Heritage Initiative – Many Waters, Many Stories, One Special Place The Heritage Initiative is a community project asking our neighbors in the Namekagon – St. Croix River region if a National Heritage Area would be a good fit for our area. The Initiative seeks to identify shared stories and special places, discuss benefits and…

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4-3-12 Steering Group

The Steering Advisory Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:00pm for a work session to discuss our plans for the April 21st Heritage Discovery Workshop, the April 28th Namekagon River cleanup event, an Executive Summary of the inter-jurisdictional Namekagon – St. Croix Rivers Fisheries Management Plan draft report, and…

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Mission & Goals

The Steering Group continues to refine our mission and goals statements, and to solicit and tabulate public feedback regarding the Namekagon River and the organization. Please share your thoughts and insights with us. Who is NRP?: The Namekagon River Partnership (NRP) is a citizen-based group that supports and promotes educational opportunity, scientific study, and stewardship of the Namekagon River and…

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3-6-12 Steering Group

The Steering Advisory Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Tuesday, March 6th at 1:00pm for a work session to finalize our mission, goals, and membership brochure. You are invited to attend and participate. Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Work Session Agenda NRP Steering Group Agenda 3-6-12 Link to Steering Group documents http://namekagon.org/?page_id=40…

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2-14-12 Steering Group

The Steering Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00pm for a work session to continue 2012 planning (agenda download below). You are invited to attend and participate. Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Work Session Agenda NRP Steering Group Agenda 2-14-12 Minutes from 2-14-12 Steering Group Session…

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1-17-12 Steering Group

The Steering Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Monday, January 17 at 1:00pm for a work session to discuss organizational start-up tasks and early 2012 planning (agenda download below). You are invited to attend and participate. Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Work Session Agenda NRP Steering Group Agenda 1-17-12 Minutes from 1-17-12…

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Namakagon Tales

Namakagon Tales of The School House Gang “A more or less factual account of the meanderings and adventures of a few dedicated, dyed in the wool trout fishermen and how these events led to the close association of these kindred spirits into a close knit association which the natives of northern Wisconsin call “The School…

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12-28-11 Board Meeting

The Initial (interim) Board of Directors will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Wednesday, December 28 at 1:00pm to discuss organizational start-up tasks and early 2012 planning, and to approve bylaws. You are invited to attend. NRP Board Agenda 12-28-11  (requires Adobe Reader) Link to meeting minutes http://namekagon.org/?page_id=26

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11-21-11 Work Session

The Steering Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Monday, November 21 at 1:00pm for a work session to discuss organizational start-up tasks and  some early 2012 planning. You are invited to attend and participate. Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Link to Steering Group documents http://namekagon.org/?page_id=40 Work Session Agenda NRP…

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Sigurd Olson – Sense of Place

“The Listening Post” article in the November-December issue of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine has a Seeley connection.  It is available below, with permission from the publisher (requires Adobe Reader to download). The Listening Post – Minnesota Conservation Volunteer – NovDec 2011 Or visit the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer website: www.mndnr.gov/magazine for this and other great conservation articles.

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Seeley History – 1885

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…

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Upper Namekagon River Fishery Study

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

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Stakeholders

The following have agreed to be a stakeholder in our organization (as of August 15th): Bayfield County Lakes Forum Bayfield County Land & Water Conservation Department Bayfield Regional Conservancy Cable Natural History Museum “Canoes on Wheels” program Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters Hayward Fly Fishing Company National Park Service / St. Croix National Scenic…

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Steering Group Draft Timeline

The following time line of Steering Group tasks has been proposed (as of August 9th): August-September 2011- talk with stakeholders September-October 2011- hold public meeting(s) October-November 2011- organization planning meeting- before winter departure December 2011-  Write Articles of Incorporation December 2011-  Submit WI Nonstock Corporation application (Chapter181) January 2012- Meet with DNR staff to discuss…

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Meeting on August 8, 2011

There was an initial gathering of individuals interested in forming a Namekagon River organization.  The meeting was held at the Cable Natural History Museum.  A decision was made to proceed, and to form a Steering Group to define and start-up the group. Downloads (require Adobe Reader) Namekagon River Group Agenda 8-8-11 Namekagon River Group Draft…

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