Brule River Coalition

Who We Are:

The Brule River Coalition was formed to provide an ongoing government - citizen forum to enhance communication and collaboration on environmental concerns among the numerous local governments and stakeholder groups within the Bois Brule River watershed.

How it Works:

HOW IT WORKS...
​​Brule River Preservation Inc.has long provided leadership and support to issues concerning the land and water of the Brule and in recent years recognized the increased benefits of a watershed approach to achieve a widening range of goals. In 2013 the first watershed roundtable was organized.

The Brule River Coalition annually hosts a Brule River Watershed Roundtable. These sessions include agencies, landowners and nonprofit organizations all interested in the protection and restoration of this world class river. After the first Brule River Watershed Roundtable, the participants created a comprehensive map of areas where good data and other information are lacking, as well as issues of concern to all. ​

​The Brule River Watershed Roundtable seeks to facilitate the sharing of technical information, strategies, programs and policies concerning the watershed. The roundtable is a process to build partnerships for watershed protection, restoration and participation. It is a results-driven forum designed to improve resource coordination and cooperation at the local, state and regional level.

There is an emphasis on forming action plans to address issues identified through facilitated dialogue and online communication tools. 

 

Please visit Brule River Preservation's website to read more about these partnerships.

Nebagamon Creek South Shore Grade Project

August 8, 2018

July 26, 2018 Bob Banks, President Brule River Preservation, Inc. Subject: Nebagamon Creek South Shore Grade Project Dear Bob: The Nebagamon Creek South Shore Grade project initially planned for summer 2018 is now targeted for summer 2019. The project consists of removing a segment of an abandoned railroad grade and a large concrete culvert through…

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Brule River Roundtable Status

January 11, 2018

Back Dear Brule River Roundtable Attendees, In the months since the Brule River Roundtable (BRRT), the core team has analyzed the session’s collective concerns and began evaluating solutions and actions to impact these concerns. The top concerns were grouped in 2 categories: In-stream /near shore habitat threats/concerns • Lack of evaluation and monitoring of management…

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Brule River Roundtable Up-Date

December 20, 2017

Back Subject: Brule River Roundtable Up-Date Date: December 2017 Dear Brule River Roundtable Attendees, In the months since the Brule River Roundtable (BRRT), the core team has analyzed the session’s collective concerns and began evaluating solutions and actions to impact these concerns. The top concerns were grouped in 2 categories: In-stream /near shore habitat threats/concerns…

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Protection

The Brule watershed represents a unique combination of complex and diverse systems that results in outstanding water and habitat potentials. Coalition members recognize that in order to establish objectives that are responsive to complex needs it is necessary to incorporate strategies that consider all the processes occurring within the watershed. 

A core value of this approach is protect those watershed functions that are healthy while directing restoration efforts toward the underlying processes causing deterioration. The best means to improve outcomes is through active participation by watershed residents and local communities.

To better calculate protection levels within the watershed Coalition sponsor Brule River Preservation solicited support in 2014 from the John C. Bock Foundation to categorize, inventory and map the diverse protection categories. This data will form the foundation for a conservation registry of protection based conservation practices.

Protection categories include:

  • Conservation Easements
  • State Natural Areas
  • Brule River State Forest Master Plan
  • Douglas County Forest Management
  • Wisconsin Managed Forest Law
  • Working Lands Easements
  • Town Land Use Plans

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Brule River Coalition
422 3rd Street West, Suite 114
Ashland, WI 54806

715-685-1150

robertdbanks@gmail.com