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Thu Aug 20, 2015, 08:10 AM

 

Wisconsin: DNR move to sell prime spring ponds outrages trout anglers

"Sportsmen for Walker" is one misguided bunch of rubes.


http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/dnr-move-to-sell-prime-spring-ponds-outrages-trout-anglers-b99559759z1-322313261.html

The state Department of Natural Resources has identified more than 1,000 acres of state-owned land in Langlade County that could go on the auction block a move that has angered trout anglers because the properties contain a cache of ecologically significant spring ponds with native brook trout populations.

The ponds, gouged by glaciers thousands of years ago, are fed by rich sources of groundwater that sustain the fish and neighboring streams, rivers and lakes.

The DNR recently posted 13 properties in Langlade County on its website that contain the small ponds. They are among 118 parcels, covering approximately 8,300 acres, the DNR could sell to private parties or other units of government.

The driving force is a directive by the Legislature to put 10,000 acres of state-owned land up for sale. The property must be made available to the public by June 30, 2017. It's part of a broader effort by lawmakers to exert more control over the agency's sprawling land holdings, and the state stewardship program that buys land for recreational use.

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Reply Wisconsin: DNR move to sell prime spring ponds outrages trout anglers (Original post)
Scuba Aug 2015 OP
GusBob Aug 2015 #1
Pharaoh Aug 2015 #2
riversedge Aug 2015 #3
Vogon_Glory Aug 2015 #4
CatholicEdHead Aug 2015 #6
postulater Aug 2015 #5
riversedge Aug 2015 #7
Lifelong Protester Aug 2015 #8

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 08:18 AM

1. Perhaps environmental groups could purchase them?

I hope to see that, trout unlimited or other groups including Native American tribes. There is plenty of time to raise the funds

Who else would be interested? No mining or timber, maybe resort development?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 09:03 AM

2. Those Fuckers!!

 

Next thing you know they'll be selling Devils Lake! Walker will rot in Hell............

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 09:13 AM

3. Have a news conference.....

Need several of these over time (but quick)




http://thepoliticalenvironment.blogspot.com/2015/08/walkerite-dnr-hits-new-environmental-low.html?spref=tw

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Anonymous said...

I have no idea why I look at your blog. Every single day I read something that pisses me off. I can write to my senator, unfortunately since mine is a Democrat, we have no representation, which also pisses me off.

So to simplify the story, we have a dirtbag governor who was elected by a bunch of ignorant fools because they did not listen. As an avid outdoorsman, including a trout fisherman, this move makes me ill. The defunding of the parks, which is an economic boost for areas within a large radius of each park, is utterly stupid. The proposed mine would have been an environmental and economic disaster, and it is still out there. James, what do we need to do to get rid of this low life human being who only tries to benefit his donors?
August 19, 2015 at 6:57 PM
James Rowen said...

I understand. I feel this way every time I go to a policy hearing, or read, or listen to people still inside government trying hard to do the right thing, against huge odds. Politics brought us this mess and organizing can be the remedy. Information helps, no matter how discouraging. Everyone needs to work hard at it. That's about all I can say, except thank you for writing. We're all in this together.
August 19, 2015 at 7:47 PM
Anonymous said...

I know that DNR has loosened the regulations for permitting fish farms. Coincidence? http://secure.wisconsinaquaculture.com/Docs/634.PDF





August 19, 2015 at 7:48 PM
James Rowen said...

Here's an idea: Fifty of you and for friends call media, tell them you are having a news conference at one of the effected polls, then show up and say "Hell, no," and this idea will get shelved. This is a ready-made story for TV.

And with a win comes more confidence and success.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 09:51 AM

4. Yeah, I Do Wonder. How Many Of These Guys Voted For Walker? n/t

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:40 PM

6. Yep, "Sportsman for Walker" must be upset over this

But they will still vote for him again anyway.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 12:46 PM

5. This is sickening.

There are some places that are treasures just because they exist.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 09:22 PM

7. kos-->Wisconsin's treasures are up for sale!

Glad to see a post there.


Fri Aug 21, 2015 at 01:13 PM PDT
Wisconsin's treasures are up for sale!

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JoryInWI


Wisconsin legislature wants to divest itself of land that was set aside for preservation and recreation by the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program.

The state Department of Natural Resources has identified more than 1,000 acres of state-owned land in Langlade County that could go on the auction block a move that has angered trout anglers because the properties contain a cache of ecologically significant spring ponds with native brook trout populations.
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WI DNR move to sell prime spring ponds outrages trout anglers

There is also a plan underway for huge pig farms up in the northwestern part of the state. Good thing they got rid of those pesky DNR scientists that could assess impact on waterways and groundwater.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 12:59 PM

8. Wonder how those "Sportsmen for Walker"

folks feel now? (Every time I saw one of those signs, I'd sigh in disbelief)

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