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GLIN==> Public Meetings - Brook Trout
- Subject: GLIN==> Public Meetings - Brook Trout
- From: Elizabeth LaPorte <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 14:17:35 -0500
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Title: Public Meetings - Brook Trout
About Brook Trout
December 8, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Michigan Technological University, 641 Dow Building
Thursday, December 9, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Northern Michigan University, University Center - Pioneer A
Contact: Todd Breiby, Trout Unlimited - Midwest Office
Phone: (608) 255-0361, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There's something to be said about exceptionally large brook trout.
Fishing and environmental organizations, community members, resource
managers, and government officials are encouraged to participate in
these meetings. The two public meetings will examine the latest
information on Lake Superior's coaster brook trout (coasters) and
options for its rehabilitation.
Before European settlement, coasters were abundant in Lake Superior's
tributaries and coastal regions. The decline of coasters echoed that
of plains bison, and for the last century they have been locally
extirpated or rare. Now fisheries experts believe they possess
information that could drive the recovery of the species. The question
is, do coasters have advocates and a place in our changed
"It seems clear that any thoughts of restoring coaster
populations need to be backed by a committed public," said Todd
Breiby of Trout Unlimited. "The upcoming coaster meetings will
encourage dialogue regarding fish rehabilitation, solicit input for
management, and share the latest research about coasters."
The workshops will feature speakers from the Michigan Technological
University (MTU) and Northern Michigan University (NMU) Departments of
Biology, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Keweenaw Bay
Indian Community Natural Resources Department, National Park Service,
Trout Unlimited, and Michigan Sea Grant Extension.
The University of Wisconsin (UW) Superior, UW Extension, Michigan Sea
Grant, and Minnesota Sea Grant programs, Trout Unlimited and Trout
Unlimited Canada are hosting the meetings with support from state,
federal, tribal, and university cooperators.
Michigan Sea Grant: http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu
Technological University: http://www.mtu.edu
Michigan University: http://www.nmu.edu
Wisconsin Superior: http://www.uwsuper.edu
Elizabeth LaPorte, Communications
Michigan Sea Grant College Program,
Phone: (734) 647-0767, Fax: (734)
Address: One Great Lakes Plaza, 401 E.
Liberty St., TCF - Suite 330
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2298