Category: FYI

Fundraising Auction of Sport Fishing and Sightseeing Trip to Costa Rica

Do you want to get away from the cold weather in Wisconsin this winter?  Here is a fantastic opportunity to do just that!  Bill Weege, a longtime Badger Fly Fishers member, has very generously donated a week long February 2020 sport fishing and sightseeing…

Alaskan Aleutian Peninsula Adventure

In late June a group of Badger Fly Fishers made up of Bill Engber, Henry Haugley, Jim Bartelt and Richard Glad adventurously headed out to Alaska’s Aleutian Peninsula on its Bristol Bay side near Port Heiden.  After taking numerous means of transportation from Madison,…

Menominee River Back Forty Mining Project’s Proposed Tailings Dam

Dick Dragiewicz from the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition has provided additional information about the Menominee River Back Forty Mining Project related to its proposed tailings dam.  Al Gedicks and Eric Hansen wrote and had published an opinion article in the Lansing State Journal about…

River Alliance of Wisconsin Update on the Menominee River Back Forty Mining Project

The following is an update from the River Alliance of Wisconsin on the Menominee River Back Forty mining project: Contested Case Hearing, June 4th: The Coalition to Save the Menominee River is challenging the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to grant the wetland permit to Aquila Resources. …

Coalition to Save the Menominee River is Seeking Contributions

The Coalition to Save the Menominee River is seeking contributions to help pay fees and expenses that will be incurred in 2019 to support two lawsuits on the Back Forty Project filed by the Coalition to stop this mining project.  Donations need to be…

Badger Fly Fishers’ Membership Approves Donation to Harry and Laura Nohr TU Chapter

At the February 25th monthly meeting the Badger Fly Fishers’ membership overwhelmingly approved the Board of Directors recommended donation to the Harry and Laura Nohr TU Chapter to help support additional work in the Blue River area.  The picture above shows Tim Fraley, President…

Caddisflies, Mayflies and Stoneflies Worldwide Insect Decline

According to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation, 40 percent of global insect species are threatened with extinction.  The four most affected aquatic insect populations, which the study describes as “imperiled,” are caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies and dragon and damselflies.  Additional information…

WI DNR Tick App

The WI DNR has started a new app for your smart phone to track ticks and gather information from people throughout the state. You can download this free app, take surveys and get information about ticks throughout the state. You can find more information…

MI Dept. of Environmental Quality issues permit to Aquila Resources

Hi Everyone, Today the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued the wetlands permit to Aquila Resources for their Back Forty Project.  The MDEQ cover letter and the wetlands permit are attached as PDF files below. Kathleen Heideman is preparing a press release that…

Wild Parsnip

It is that time of year again to watch out for Wild Parsnip. Contact with this plant can cause burns and severe skin rashes. There is an oil on this plant that when transferred to your skin will cause issues when exposed to sunlight….