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We are excited to announce the hiring of a new Great Lakes Organizer based in East Lansing, MI.  Taylor Ridderbusch comes to TU from the Rochester Area Builders, Inc., where he served as Public Affairs Director, and he has prior experience with Ducks Unlimited in Washington, D.C.   Taylor grew up [ READ MORE... ]
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http://tinyurl.com/TroutU   Trout Unlimited (TU) is engaged in an economic impact study to determine the impact of trout fishing in the Driftless Area, a stunning region in the upper Midwestern portion of the U.S. covering approximately 24,000 square miles. We are surveying a representative sample [ READ MORE... ]
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The city of Viroqua has applied for permits to place an outfall structure on the bed of Springville Branch of the Bad Axe River (a class I trout stream) in Vernon County. What this amounts to is, if the final permits are issued, the city will be able to discharge 350,000-385,000 gallons of waste [ READ MORE... ]
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Wisconsin's annual Spring Hearings will be held on Monday, April 11.  Public Hearings will be held in every county of the state starting at 7:00 pm.  This is your chance to weigh in on Wildlife and Fishery rule changes and advisory questions. Find your Hearing Location HERE.   We are particularily [ READ MORE... ]
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Senate Bill 239 / Assembly Bill 874 allows high capacity wells to be rebuilt, moved, repaired, and transferred without any review.  Effectively, the bill allows that permits issues to high capacity wells are PERMANENT.   Wisconsin Trout Unlimited is strongly opposed to permanent high capacity well [ READ MORE... ]
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HELP US PASS THE RAILROAD CROSSING BILL (SB 734 / AB 876).   The Railroad Crossing Bill would allow hunters and anglers to cross a railroad track that divides two pieces of public lands.  This bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety... but left off the agenda [ READ MORE... ]
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Senate Bill 239 / Assembly Bill 874 allows high capacity wells to be rebuilt, moved, repaired, and transferred without any review.  Effectively, the bill allows that permits issues to high capacity wells are PERMANENT.   Wisconsin Trout Unlimted is strongly opposed to permanent high capacity well [ READ MORE... ]
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Public Hearing Wed. Feb. 10.  11:01 am North Hearing Room (2nd floor North)      AB: 874 - Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau     Current law requires a person to obtain approval from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) before constructing or operating a high capacity well,which is [ READ MORE... ]
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AB 640 - Fish Farm Bill - PUBLIC HEARINGTues. Feb. 2, 201611:01 am State Capitol room 328 NorthwestAssembly Committee on Environment and Forestryhttps://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2…/committees/assembly/1403 Please note that 2 amendments to the original bill have been proposed. We encourage folks to [ READ MORE... ]
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As many have seen, there has been one amendment already made to the fish farming bill (SB 493 / AB 640), which works to address some of Trout Unlimited's concerns with the bill.  The amendment works to significantly limit dam minimum flow issues, and removes that portion of the bill which re- [ READ MORE... ]
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