Featured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Nelson R. Ham
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
“The Geological and Environmental History of Wisconsin Trout Streams”
Wisconsin has a rich geological heritage of coldwater streams that supported native brook trout for thousands of years after the last ice age. Yet in just a few short decades beginning in the 1800’s, Euro-American settlers quickly destroyed much of this habitat. Why did this happen? How well have these fisheries ‘recovered’? And is some of the past still present?