Location: Winona County, MN
Contact: Win-Cres Chapter
Funding: Lessard-Sams 2013
Goals: Increase the health and resilience of the fishery and watershed by improving the in-stream habitat and surrounding forest habitat.
• Creation of a barrier to upstream movement by brown trout and through electroshocking remove all brown trout to below this barrier.
• Narrow the stream channel, remove accumulated sediment, re-slope and stabilize stream banks, and install overhead cover (including depth cover).
• Damaged trees, invasive trees and other invasive plants will be removed along the riparian corridor and native vegetation reestablished.
Implementation: Construction began late 2014.
Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, MNDNR Forestry and Fisheries and Winona State University.