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Program on Climate Change and Brook Trout

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Date: July 29, 2013
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

Program on Climate Change and Brook Trout on August 1

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: A program on the impact of climate change on brook trout in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will take place on Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

This presentation will focus on the search for strategies for protecting and restoring habitat for brook trout and other native species in the Namekagon River. Patrick Shirey, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame, will provide perspectives from ecology, history, and law during his talk.

The program is offered in conjunction with "Legacies and Paradise Lost? Climate Change in the Northwoods and Beyond." This temporary exhibit features a presentation of art and science through painting, sculpture, and poetry. It brings back together the stunning creations of 15 artists, which were displayed as the "Paradise Lost" art exhibit at 14 different Midwest venues between 2007 and 2009, and combines them with photographs of impacts occurring today in America's National Parks.

The St. Croix River Visitor Center is located at 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls. It is open 9:00 to 5:00 daily.Admission is free.

The exhibit is on display through October 5, 2013.

Did You Know?

winged dragonfly with a clubbed tail and yellow and black markings

A new species of dragonfly, the St. Croix Snaketail, was discovered within St. Croix NSR in 1989. It has only been found to reproduce in one other river in Wisconsin. It prefers large streams with fast flow and clean water, abundant cobble and gravel with sand bottoms in forested watersheds. More...