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DNR develops new permit for fish habitat projects

Lakefront property owners statewide can now more quickly and easily create fish sticks habitat near their shoreline to benefit fish and improve fishing, state fisheries and habitat protection officials say.
A new streamlined permit available from the state and an easy step-by-step guide for fish sticks are now available on the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at to help foster the projects, which involve placing trees in shallow water and anchoring them on the shore.
“Fish sticks projects are paying off in northern Wisconsin lakes by providing more critical habitat for fish and insects, birds, turtles and frogs,” said Scott Toshner, the DNR fisheries biologist who worked with partners on the fish sticks projects that placed hundreds of trees in the Eau Claire chain of lakes in Bayfield and

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:57 PM

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