Kiap-TU-Wish Habitat Projects

Conserve. Protect. Restore.

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The coldwater resources and fisheries in our area respond quickly and extraordinarily well to straightforward techniques to control erosion, reconnect the floodplain, and improve in-stream habitat. These efforts only scratch the surface of the need and potential for the region, though, and demonstrated the potential positive impact from a regional restoration effort. We are hard at work to greatly increase the amount of watershed restoration activity in the western Wisconsin area.

Kiap-TU-Wish and Twin Cities TU, along with other partners also hope to foster the development of a regional identity focused on the abundance of free-flowing coldwater streams, their contribution to region, and their reliance on good stewardship.

Wisconsin TU is also working with partners to prioritize watersheds in our region based on the restoration potential and resource benefit, and develop a staged strategy for planning and implementation. They are working to build broad community support for immediate restoration work and long-term sustainable management, as well as to help the region capitalize on the economic opportunities that a restored landscape would offer. Kiap-TU-Wish has done stream restoration projects on the Willow, Kinnickinnic, South Fork of the Kinnickinnic, Parker Creek, Rush River, Tiffany, Eau Galle and Pine Creek, to name a few. The most recent projects have been habitat improvements on Pine Creek near Maiden Rock, and the Trimbelle River near River Falls.

Kiap-TU-Wish Restoration Projects

In the last 20 years Kiap-TU-Wish has done stream restoration projects on the Willow, Kinnickinnic, South Fork of the Kinnickinnic, Parker Creek, Rush River, Tiffany, Eau Galle and Pine Creek, to name a few.

The most recent projects have been habitat improvements on Pine Creek near Maiden Rock, the Trimbelle River, and now the Red Cabin Site on the Kinni near River Falls.

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Oct 22 First Aid Training

Oct 22 First Aid Training

Recently, the WDNR added a new requirement that chainsaw operators at TU chapter brushing events needed to be certified in First Aid . To meet this requirement, Randy Arnold with the help of Nate Anderson organized a First Aid class.  The class was held Sunday, 10/22...

Red Cabin Site Update

Red Cabin Site Update

Progressing on Red Cabin site on the Kinni Invasive tree and brush removal is complete except for burning a few brush piles.  70 different volunteers have worked a total of slightly more than 1,100 hours cutting and burning (and roasting hot...

Kinni Corridor Planning Open House: Please attend!

Kinni Corridor Planning Open House: Please attend!

Don't miss the planning workshop for the Kinni River Corridor Plan. It's a four-day community input session, scheduled for October 25-28 at the River Falls Public Library. The October planning session, or “charrette,” will pull together community ideas and input into...








Kiap-TU-Wish Calendar

Jan
3
Wed
7:00 pm Chapter Meeting – Matt Mitro
Chapter Meeting – Matt Mitro
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm
Matt Mitro – WDNR Coldwater Fisheries Research Scientist Matt will present “Wisconsin’s Inland Trout Populations: A 2018 Update on Trends and Research” a brief overview of recently completed and ongoing trout research projects including (1)[...]
Feb
7
Wed
7:00 pm Chapter Meeting – Rich Ostoff
Chapter Meeting – Rich Ostoff
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
Speaker: Rich Osthoff, Local guide and author Topic: Flyfishing the Driftless; Techniques and Strategies. One hour presentation with some video excerpts
Mar
7
Wed
7:00 pm Chapter Meeting – Annual Busines...
Chapter Meeting – Annual Busines...
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm
Annual business meeting. Elect new board members Speakers: Nate Anderson, WDNR Habitat 2018 Habitat work Barb Scott, WDNR Fish Survey Results

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