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DNR prepares to continue panfish improvements in Gile Flowage

 

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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist Zach Lawson fells a tree into the Gile Flowage in November as part of an ongoing effort to improve panfish habitat. The remaining habitat improvements are expected to be completed this summer.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

GILE, Wis. - As the weather warms up, members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are preparing for another season of work intended to improve panfish populations in the Gile Flowage.

Included in those efforts is the cutting down around 100 trees, according to Fisheries Biologist Zach Lawson, to improve habitat.

Lawson said about 20 percent were felled in November, "While we still had open water. We were able to squeeze it in between our field season and ice-up."

"We hope to resume that habitat work sometime after spring field seas...



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