Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Timber harvest project to benefit ‘brook trout heaven’

Trout and salmon are cold-water fish that suffer when water warms up above 70 degrees.MADISON, Wis. — An environmental organization and the U.S. Forest Service are working together to harvest timber in northern Wisconsin. The 2014 Farm Bill has allowed the two groups to enter into a stewardship agreement, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. The Nature Conservancy will hire loggers, sell…

Wisconsin campground closing due to safety concerns

WHITE LAKE, Wis. — Sheriff’s officials say a popular campground in a northern Wisconsin forest will close this season due to safety concerns related to a neighboring property owner. WLUK-TV reports that officials decided to close the Boulder Lake Campground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest because a nearby property owner was holding target practice on his land. Oconto County Sheriff’s…