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The Angler’s Role In Battling Invasive Species: Laura McFarland, River Alliance, will be discussing briefly what invasives threaten coldwater fisheries. More importantly, she will discuss what you, as an angler, can do to help prevent their spread and assist in their early detection. The topic of invasive species can make for an overwhelming and doomsday discussion. She promises to make it otherwise by focusing on what we CAN do: raising awareness of anglers to assist in preventing the spread, monitoring for invasives, so we catch them EARLY, increasing our chances of containing them, and disinfecting our gear when we travel. The program free and the public is invited to participate.
Bio: Laura is the Invasive Species Project Coordinator at the River Alliance of Wisconsin where she works to raise awareness and understanding of invasive species in our river corridors. She has a M.S. in Water Resources Management from UW-Madison and a B.S. in biology from William Woods University in Missouri (her home state). Avid angler. TU Life Member.
River Alliance Bio: Statewide organization with over 3000 members whose mission it is to protect Wisconsin’s rivers.