Interesting article from the always informative Jerry Davis in the outdoor section of a recent Wisconsin State Journal on Friday. A very nice discussion on why fisheries managers often cut back willows and box elders along stream banks to aide in stream health. He details the benefits of grasses and other stream bank vegetation and gives a nice overview of the nature of spring fed streams and food sources for trout. Jerry is a retired Biology professor and freelance writer in southwestern Wisconsin.
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