Success Stories

Renovation of Wisconsin’s Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery

Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery is critical to Wisconsin’s $2.3 billion sport fishery. It produces for stocking statewide 27% of trout and salmon, 64% of northern pike and most of the lake sturgeon and spotted musky. This hatchery is particularly important to provide great Lake Michigan fishing because more than 94 percent of fish raised at Wild Rose are stocked there.

Creek Kids Fall Season is a Success

More than a year into the program, “Creek Kids” is proving that hands-on learning about watersheds is fun and educational. This fall 1,174 students in grades four through eight from Bibb, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties became Creek Kids. Students learned about watersheds and the aquatic environment through this partnership between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) and Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park near McCalla.

Elk Restoration and Management in Eastern Kentucky

As a part of Kentucky’s statewide wildlife management grant, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) is using Wildlife Restoration grant funds to restore and manage elk in Eastern Kentucky.

Alaska's Kenai Moose Research Center

Moose are popular with photographers and wildlife watchers and Alaska's official land mammal is pursued by thousands of hunters every year. About 7,000 moose are harvested annually, providing more than three million pounds of wild, organic meat. About 90 percent are harvested by Alaskans.