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:

​​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.

Membership Letter May 2021

May 24, 2021

Hello everyone! It is a cold, damp day on the river where temperatures have dropped nearly 40 degrees within 24 hours. The forecast now predicts an increase in temps by tomorrow noon of 35 degrees. What can I say, it’s Brule!  We go from the porch to the fireplace, back to the porch prepared to…

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2020 Christmas Appeal

December 20, 2020

Season greetings everyone! I believe enough has been said about 2020 but the only thing to add is we sadly missed seeing everyone this year. Yes, the fishing was good and all the spectacular features were all there, some made it but it just wasn’t the same without all of you. Unfortunately, we saw many…

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Memorial Day 2020

May 22, 2020

Hello everyone! I trust all is well with you and your family while adapting to an unprecedented set of “life challenges.”  While we adjust and reinvent our daily lives, it’s also a good time to set aside stress and instead focus on the next trip to the river (which might relieve the stress).  Yes, while…

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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

Brule River Watershed

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Bob Banks
PO Box 14
Brule, WI 54854