Location of Rountree
Fish Shocking done on August 25, 2001
Trout Unlimited (TU) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North Americaís trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. All of their work is accomplished through efforts of volunteers and sponsors.
The Harry and Laura Nohr branch of TU (#257) is
heavily involved in the restoration of the Rountree Branch and itís
watershed. TU hopes to soon
have the Rountree Branch classified as a cold water fishery. TU
has been involved in stocking the Rountree Branch with fish in the
past. In 1985, 57 Brown Trout and 43 Brook Trout were stocked, and
475 Brown Trout were stocked. Since that time there has been no
more need for stocking of the stream. To see the 17 different fish
species in the Rountree Branch click here.
475 Brown Trout were stocked. Since that time there has been no more need for stocking of the stream. To see the 17 different fish species in the Rountree Branch click here.
TU #257 sponsors a $1000 scholarship, as well as a
$2500 internship every year. They
hope to support three interns in future summers.
(One intern from the UWP Biology Department, one from the
Reclamation Department and one from the Civil and Environmental
Engineering Department.) The
first two years of the internship were focused on water quality
monitoring only. Now in the
third year TU is hoping to do something with the data collected and are
working on putting a plan into action.
TU #257 and the UW Extension are equal partners in developing the water education library located in Lancaster, WI. The library includes water sampling supplies and hip boots and instructions on how to use the equipment, all free of charge.
For more information refer to the Trout Unlimited home page.