You won't want to miss the October chapter meeting!!! Our presenter is Ann R. Miller, author of 'Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams'. An article explaining Ann's passion for aquatic insects can be found in The Outdoor Journal.
The chapter meeting will be held October 8th starting at 6:30pm. It will be virtual and the meeting information will be added to this site a few days prior to the meeting.
If you missed our September meeting, our presenter was Steve Hopkins, CPM, Nonpoint Source Coordinator with the Iowa DNR. Steve presented 'Stream Sign Initiative'. You can read more about Steve at the following link: www.nelson.wisc.edu/news/story.php?story=3302
Trout Unlimited North Bear Chapter (TUNB) received a $1000 grant from Trout Unlimited’s Embrace a Stream matching grant program for coldwater fisheries conservation. TUNB will use the funds to fight Japanese Knotweed on 5 acres of Yellow River State Forest upstream from Paint Creek. Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the US. Its presence results in loss of habitat for native species and insects, causes erosion, and chokes out other flora by reducing sunlight under its canopy. Removal is a timely process, and involves bending stems with a front loader, then injecting them with glyphosate using backpack sprayers. The total project is estimated at over $11,000. TUNB will fund the remainder through its members and partner organizations. Additional funding and support for the project comes from the Iowa DNR, Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development, Richard Kittleson, and the Iowa Council of Trout Unlimited.