Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – A workshop on the rehabilitation of coaster brook trout will be held at Northern Michigan University from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in Pioneer Room A of the University Center.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The coaster brook trout, which is native to the Upper Peninsula, has suffered a population decline over the last 100 years that caused it to nearly disappear from the region.  Many agencies, tribal organizations, university representatives and private partners have come together in the past year to focus on its rehabilitation in Lake Superior. 

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Ron Kinnunen of Michigan Sea Grant and Laura Hewitt of Trout Unlimited will provide an introduction and overview at the workshop.  Other speakers will include Jill Leonard, NMU biology professor; Casey Huckins from Michigan; and Ed Baker of the Michigan DNR. Audience participation is encouraged.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  This workshop is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Superior and UW Extension, Minnesota and Michigan Sea Grant Programs, Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited Canada and state, federal, tribal and university cooperators. 

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The public is invited to this free event.  For more information, contact Michigan Sea Grant at 226-3687 or Trout Unlimited at 250-3534

Prepared By
Becky Kratz