CHAPTER MEETINGS FOR 2020-021
  • Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, except during the summer when we are typically helping with stream restoration, helping people learn to fish and, of course, fishing ourselves.  
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local/state distancing recommendations, our meetings will be held via video conferencing. 

November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020 Meeting

Watersheds—how they work and how we can protect them—will be the topic
of Tracy Hames talk to Coulee Region Trout Unlimited on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. The
virtual meeting will be a Zoom call and the public is invited. Registration is required for access, follow the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84950182649...

Since 2011, Tracy Hames has been Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, a statewide advocacy and conservation group. He spoke on the topic of Watershed at the 2020 Driftless Symposium in La Crosse, and attendees were mightily impressed.

Hames worked with the Yakama Nation’s Wildlife Resource Management and Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Programs in Washington State from 1989 to 2011. He holds a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul and an M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. He has been instrumental in several important wetlands protection efforts in Wisconsin, including surveying wetlands in the Penokee Hills that led to stopping the proposed Penokee Mine.

October 21, 2020

October 21 Meeting

The Oct.  21 Coulee Region TU meeting features noted geologist Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo on “ How the Driftless Area’s Karst geology creates our marvelous trout streams, and how to protect them.”

In a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m., a career geologist and local resident will enlighten us on how our bedrock geology helps create our spring creeks, and makes them the perfect waters for trout.

Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo is a professor emeritus from the University of Illinois and has spent his career studying the hard stuff- the rocks and minerals underlying our world. He has become well known for teaching so many of us about our not-quite-unique limestone- sandstone bedrock layers and residing concerns about damaging land uses that threaten our ground and surface waters.

Right now we are facing threats to those waters from poor land use and industrialized livestock CAFOs and frank sand mining, as well as flooding and other impacts from heavy rains prompted by climate change. If we are to respond to those threats, Dr. Rodolfo can inform us of the underlying science.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocuiorTMsE9U6g4Kv7ml1f6EUjrE7ThWw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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