Posts by Bayfield County Lakes

Resolution of the Bayfield County Lakes Forum (BCLF)

Preventing and managing the public health risks of a swine concentrated animal feeding organization Resolution of Support for Bayfield County in Protecting County Citizens from the detrimental effects of the Proposed Swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Organization(CAFO) including pollution of lakes, rivers streams and groundwater, air and public health and urging action. WHEREAS: The Bayfield County…

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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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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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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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