Odds and Ends

Eavesdroppings Author unkown   FRANCIS of ASSISI: You called Sir? GOD: Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there around my lakes?  What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any […]

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Sensible shoreland lighting

Preserve the beauty of the night with Sensible shoreland lighting

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The high cost of war

Most of us have heard about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and don’t want these in our lakes.

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4 Seasons Poetry

A Sunrise Cruise With great anticipation, we greet the lake once more. We witness stars disappear, And see the eagle grasp her prey, The loons are calling, crisp and clear, While otter pups splash and play. With great anticipation, we greet the lake once more. As daylight beams across the sky and breaks along the […]

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Lakeshore Homes are Flammable

Perhaps you have a whole lake right out your front window.  With all that water on the landscape how can your property be at risk from wildfire?

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Got Geese?

Got Geese?  Want Relief? John Haack, UWEX Basin Educator The first breeding pair of geese to appear on most northern lakes lake is usually viewed with great admiration and awe.  But as the year’s progress and geese numbers increase many of us loose that sense of awe and start to wonder what to do about […]

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Rip Rap Rapport

RIP RAP RAPPORT Butch Lobermeier, Bayfield County Conservationist Most residents and visitors to our lakes and streams have observed changes in shoreline vegetation brought about by changes in land use and shoreline development patterns.  Often the vegetation that follows near shore disturbances is not as efficient at protecting the shorelines from erosion as the native […]

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Guide to Buying and Improving Waterfront

Draft: A guide for buying and improving waterfront property in northern Wisconsin

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VHS Articles

2 VHS Op-Ed Letters and other VHS information from BCLF Item 1: Fish Virus Threatens County Lakes and Streams Jim Brakken, Bayfield County Lakes Forum President Wisconsin Conservation Congress DelegateWisconsin Association of Lakes Past President To the Editor:  Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, also called VHS has been found in Wisconsin waters. It is the latest, and […]

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Lakes Forum supports WSI’s effort to protect our lakes from hostile WI Legislators

BCLF has partnered with the Wisconsin Shoreland Initiative to reverse the irresponsible legislation passed by Govenor Walker’s team of anti-conservationist legislators who threaten our lakes, streams, and the property values of all waterfront owners. They’ve taken away local control of shoreland zoning from our counties and introduced bills to allow ATV use of the litoral […]

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