Category Archive: Conservation Corner

Aug 02 2021

Purple Loosestrife control

This week we finished mapping the county roads for Wild Parsnip and Purple Loosestrife locations.  We noted that the Wild Parsnip has bolted (flowered and gone to seed) and is pretty much done causing problems for the year.  Next spring, we will begin treatment of the sites along the county roads where we expect it …

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Jul 23 2021

Wisconsin Caterpillars

Every summer at my household, my wife collects milkweed and monarch butterfly eggs.  She’ll put the milkweed and eggs in a large terrarium and then has her daycare monitor their growth and transformation from caterpillars to butterflies.  She usually is able to raise and release about a dozen butterflies. Did you know that there are …

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Jul 19 2021

Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae, also known as Cyanobacteria, are a group of photosynthetic bacteria that many people refer to as “pond scum.” Blue-green algae are most often blue-green in color, but can also be blue, green, reddish-purple, or brown. Blue-green algae generally grow in lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams when the water is warm and enriched with …

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Jun 17 2021

Conservation Corner

Conservation Corner is a weekly article produced by the Forest County Land &Water Conservation Department. For more information contact Steve Kircher, County Conservationist-Land Information/GIS Director at 715-478-1387 or by e-mail at lcc@co.forest.wi.us. As a musky fisherman, I consistently hear walleye fishermen stating that they’d catch more walleyes if it weren’t for the muskies eating them …

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Jun 07 2021

Conservation Corner

Conservation Corner is a weekly article produced by the Forest County Land &Water Conservation Department. For more information contact Steve Kircher, County Conservationist-Land Information/GIS Director at 715-478-1387 or by e-mail at lcc@co.forest.wi.us.  Tips for helping to prevent oak wilt disease It’s best to avoid cutting, pruning or damaging oak trees this time of year to …

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Jun 01 2021

Conservation Corner

Conservation Corner is a weekly article produced by the Forest County Land &Water Conservation Department. For more information contact Steve Kircher, County Conservationist-Land Information/GIS Director at 715-478-1387 or by e-mail at lcc@co.forest.wi.us. Thorn Hired as FLOW AIS Coordinator Lumberjack Resource Conservation & Development Council announced the hiring of Derek Thorn as the FLOW(Forest, Langlade, Oconto …

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