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Asian Carp Presentation
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270
Free Asian Carp Presentation
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Join National Park Service Biologist Byron Karns as he provides the latest information related to the movement of Asian Carp into local waters."Asian Carp:Responding to a Problem Leaping our Way" will be presented on Saturday, January 21, at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.
Byron will provide background information on the four species of fish known collectively as Asian Carp - Grass, Black, Bighead and Silver.Though the last two species have been captured in very small numbers for several years, recent monitoring efforts appear to have detected Silver Carp in the St. Croix River and the Mississippi in the Twin Cities.In addition to highlighting species biology and the ecological consequences of the introduction of Asian Carp, Byron will address the ongoing actions of a Task Force focused on slowing or stopping these fish from spreading.
Byron will present at 10:00 a.m. and then repeat his talk at 1:00 p.m.Presentations are free and open to the public and take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls.
Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating.To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.
This presentation is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Speaker Series, an annual offering of programs focused on the St. Croix Valley's national park.The Speaker Series is generously supported by the St. Croix River Fund, http://www.stcroixriverassociation.org/river-fund.
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March 17:Cougars in Wisconsin
Adrian Wydeven, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
April 14:Knee Deep in Monkeys: Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds
Craig Thompson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Each speaker will present at 10:00 a.m. and then repeat his talk at 1:00 p.m.
Reservations for each speaker will be accepted beginning one month prior to the presentation.
Note:The original topic for the January 21 presentation was the Ojibwe.A speaker cancellation led to the change in topic.
Did You Know?
Water boatmen have no gills but rather trap air with the hairs on their legs and the air bubble encircles their bodies, making them appear shiny. Their front legs are short, their middle legs are long and slender and their back legs are shaped like paddles fringed with hair.