Riverway Speaker Series Begins With Program About Sturgeon Research

The January 19 presentation will feature a Wisconsin DNR scientist presenting research on the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers about the ancient fish.




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Via the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway:

St. Croix River sturgeon
St. Croix River sturgeon being measured by a MN DNR crew.

Interested in learning more about the St. Croix Valley’s national park? Join the National Park Service in exploring the heritage, natural wonders, and communities of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during this year’s Riverway Speaker Series. The series kicks off on Saturday, January 19, 2013, with a program focused on sturgeon.

Saturday, January 19, 10:00 a.m.

Lake Sturgeon in the Upper St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers:  Status and Restoration
Presented by Jeffrey Kampa, Fish Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Concern over the decline of lake sturgeon populations across Wisconsin has led to support for protection and enhancement plans in several river systems. Between 2008 and 2012, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources assessed distribution, movement, and abundance of lake sturgeon below dams on the Namekagon and upper St. Croix rivers and above the Trego Dam on the Namekagon. Come hear about the results of the study and what it means for the future of sturgeon along the Riverway.

The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.

Save the Date for These Upcoming Presentations

  • February 16:    The Dakota and Ojibwe History of the St. Croix Valley
    Bruce White, co-author of Mni Sota Makoce:  Land of the Dakota and author of We Are At Home:  Pictures of the Ojibwe People
  • March 16:  Climate Change and Forests
    Dr. Lee Frelich, Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology
  • April 20: National Parks in a New Light
    Ben Thwaits, Expressive Arts Director, Northwest Passage
  • May 4: Migration – Beyond the Bottom of the Page
    Everett Janssen, Kids Saving the Rainforest

Each speaker will present at 10:00 a.m.

Reservations for each speaker will be accepted beginning one month prior to the presentation.

The 2013 Riverway Speaker Series is supported by the St. Croix River Fund. For information on the River Fund, visit http://stcroixriverassociation.org/ways-to-give/river-fund/.


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