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Location of Rountree
DNR Field Trip
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been very involved in the development of the Rountree Branch. The DNR hires an intern that does sampling along the river once a month. These samples are tested for many parameters including metals. The DNR is the only group that monitors metals.
The DNR offers many grants for river planning and
maintenance that other parties have applied for and been granted.
This money allowed much of the recent progress on the Rountree to
In recent years the DNR has shocked the stream to
see how many and what kind of fish are there.
They also collected water during storm events and ran tests on it
to check toxicity levels for the fish.
In August of 2001 the DNR hosted a field trip about the Rountree Branch to interested people from around the state. This consisted of a presentation, walking tour, and a driving tour. Many of the parties involved in the Rountree Branch were present on this day to present information.
For more information refer to the Wisconsin DNR home page.