Program #3 – Brown Co Trout Streams

Ever wondered about the potential for trout in our local Brown County streams?  Do you know how many trout are in them…what kind of efforts are being done to improve them…how they are being monitored?

On Thursday, January 7th, GBTU will welcome Oneida Nation water resources supervisor Jim Snitgen.  Jim has bee a leader in efforts to restore Brown County trout streams including Trout Creek and Lancaster Brook. Both projects involve brook trout.  Some recent electro-shocking surveys have revealed very nice-sized “brookies”.

Trout Creek Habitat Work

Trout Creek Habitat Work

Brown County is home to a handful of classified trout streams…including a couple that are class I.  According to the Wisconsin DNR website, class I trout streams are defined as…

“High quality trout waters that have sufficient natural reproduction to sustain populations of wild trout, at or near carry capacity. Consequently, streams in this category require no stocking of hatchery trout. These streams or stream sections are often small and may contain small or slow-growing trout, especially in the headwaters.”

Program details below:

Date – Thursday, January 7th

Place – Townline Bar and Grill 2544 Lineville Rd, Suamico, WI 54313.  CLICK HERE for google map.

Time – 6:30p – 8p

Brook Trout in Hand

Brook Trout in Hand

Extras – Our program meetings provide free food, drinks, door prizes and like-minded individuals

More information on the Oneida Nation Brown County restoration programs can be found HERE.  For information on Wisconsin DNR trout stream classification definitions click HERE.

We look forward to seeing everyone there…and THANK YOU for all you do in helping protect, restore, and conserve our coldwater resources.