Protect Restore Preserve
For All of Us and Future Generations
Clear Waters Trout Unlimited believes in an inclusive, collaborative approach to coldwater conservation that integrates the needs and expertise of all stakeholders. We actively seek to build durable partnerships to leverage resources and ensure our projects and initiatives are multi-benefit.
Driftless Area Restoration Effort
Since it was conceived in 2004, TUDARE has worked to ramp up restoration work across the unglaciated, or “Driftless” area of the upper Mississippi River Basin.
This 24,000-square-mile area lies in southeastern Minnesota, northeast Iowa, northwest Illinois and western and southwestern Wisconsin. It offers over 6,000 miles of cold spring creeks in 600 watersheds, one of the largest assemblages anywhere.
TUDARE has developed manuals for best management practices for non-game species and cooperated with prairie restoration and other wildlife groups.
Wisconsin Wetland Association
We are dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy. We are a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.
We envision a state where wetlands are healthy and plentiful and support ecological and societal needs, and where citizens care for, appreciate, and interact with these natural resources.
Wisconsin boasts over 13,000 miles of trout streams with over 5,000 classified as high quality, class I trout streams.
Stream habitat development today is a widely used approach to rehabilitate or restore degraded streams to improve trout fisheries. Increases in trout abundance …
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is the federal agency that works with landowners on private lands to conserve natural resources. NRCS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We were formerly called the Soil Conservation Service or “SCS”.
What We Do
Nearly three-fourths of the technical assistance provided by the agency goes to helping farmers and ranchers develop conservation systems uniquely suited to their land and individual ways of doing business. The agency also provides assistance to other private landowners and rural and urban communities to reduce erosion, conserve and protect water, and solve other resource problems.
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
One of the most important steps in a stream restoration project is the determination of project goals and objectives. Goals are general and are highly dependent upon context, while objectives are measurable and in support of the stated goals. Once established, goals need to be clarified through objectives that describe how the goals will be attained.
For the last 50 years, Ojibleau/Clear Waters has followed a membership meeting model that has served us well. That’s a part of our culture and community we don’t want to change, but it’s also a great place to start evolving our model to connect with more members and the community at large.
There’s an incredible sense of belonging and being part of something bigger than yourself for those who attend monthly meetings. Often the speakers and presentations on topics ranging from fishing to conservation and more attract people eager to learn and grow. There are many ways to develop and improve chapter meetings, and you as a Volunteer can help continue our Chapter Meetings for the next 50 years.
Yes, I am Interested in the Chapter Meeting Coordinators Position
2020 Hay Creek Chippewa County Restoration
In 2020 , the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conducted electrofishing surveys on wadeable trout streams in Buffalo, Clark, Jackson, and Trempealeau counties. Jackson, Trempealeau, and Buffalo County Stream Survey 2021 Trout Stream Survey Eau Claire, Western...
Despite struggling with the bonfires on a windless morning, our crew still managed to clear about 300' of brush and debris off the banks on Duncan Creek farther up from the County SS bridge. Thanks to the following volunteers: Chuck Bomar, Dale Dahlke, Ben Gumz, Bill...
Clear Waters News
Whitehall High School students released over 65 Brown Trout into Pigeon Creek to celebrate the conclusion of their Trout in the Classroom experience. Guided by Agricultural Sciences teacher Melinda Goplin, the students raised the Trout from fertilized eggs to...
Featuring the DNR crew that manages, restores, and protects our cherished trout streams.The meeting is taking on a new twist where you, the attendee, has the opportunity to ask the DNR panel question regarding trout and stream restorations or regulations. We have a...
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Wisconsin Clear Waters Corporate Sponsors and Grants Will Match Every $1 Donated wetland and stream Restoration in 2021-2022!
Our Top Priorities
Can you spare a couple of minutes and take a Clear Waters TU survey? This will help us to create or improve programs that benefit you and our members.
- Chainsaws, Big Bond Fire, and Box Elder Demolition Derby – Or Participate in a day of removing evasive trees on a local trout stream.
- Fly Tying Challenger – Mentor Trout Unlimited Stream Girls Patches or Boy Scouts Fly Fishing Merit Badge.
- Advocacy – We are not going to solve Global Warming, but we can protect, preserve, and restore local cold water and habitat
- Social Media Skills – Drop fly rod and text, email, or even Call!!
August 24th, 2021
Wisconsin Clear Waters Silent Auction
Phoenix Park Pavilion – 5:30 – 8:30
Raffles, 100’s of auction items, and display’s
Wisconsin Clear Waters Chapter Meeting at the Modicum 7 PM
We start where we left off before the Pandemic, with a new guest announcement coming soon!!!
Chapter Meeting at the Modicum 7 pm
Guest Presenter announcement coming soon.
Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to participate in the 27th Annual Wetland Science Conference, to be held February 15-17, 2022, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin (barring public health guidelines discouraging large group gatherings!).
Join other scientists and professionals of the wetland and water community of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest to:
- Share your wetland research, restoration, management, or outreach program;
- Learn new identification and assessment approaches and techniques;
- Hear about approaches to incorporating wetlands into watershed & community planning;
- Discuss the latest in wetland science, planning, and protection issues;
- Look ahead to the future of wetland science and practices in Wisconsin and the Midwest.
The 2-day in-person conference, which is expected to draw more than 350 attendees, will include plenary sessions, organized symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, workshops, a banquet, and field trips to area wetlands. The conference will also offer many opportunities for student engagement and networking.