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.
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.