Meeting 2/5/15 – Rob Elliot

On Thursday, 2/5/15,  we will be having guest speaker Rob Elliot in from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Rob is a fisheries biologist, and he is the lake sturgeon coordinator at the Green Bay office.  He will be talking about the development of fish passage for lake sturgeon on the lower Menominee River, specifically around the hydroelectric dam.  There is a lack of access to upriver habitats for lake sturgeon, and this is believed to be limiting the successful reproduction and growth of the sturgeon population in the Menominee River.  He is working to reestablish a migration route around the two lower dams that will hopefully increase abundance of the lake sturgeon population.

Our meetings are at 4:00pm in MAC 201.  Hope to see you there!