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Spooner Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Area Travel Planning, Lodging and Recreation Information for Northern Wisconsin Vacations - Announcements
Bill Route, National Park Service Biologist, will be giving a presentation
on his wilderness canoe trip down the Back River this Friday April 8, 2011
starting at 6:30 pm in the canoe shop of the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum
(312 N front St) in Spooner WI.
If you are interested in attending please
This nest is home to three ...
This nest is home to three chicks that'll get a check from Bill Route, an ecologist with the Great Lakes Network Office of the National Park Service.
Three small bald eagles.Birds Route believes are between about four and five-and-half weeks old.
"They look like they're in good health," Route
said as he
began measuring the chicks.
"It's an indication of these contaminants within the home range of these birdsRoute continued.
"There's a lot of scientific research to be done yet," Route
added as he
wrapped up work on a second baby eagle.
Although there is more work ahead, Route
says the tests being done Monday will help ensure this area is healthy tomorrow for eagles and everything else living here.
H20Notes - Newsletter
That compares to 28 last year and 30 in 2010, said Bill Route, an eagle project manager for the Park Service.
"The eagle population is increasing and highly productive" in the area, said Route
, who cautioned that aerial counting isn't an exact science. more...
"They accumulate these contaminants in ...
"They accumulate these contaminants in their system," said the National Park Service's Bill Route, who monitors and tests about 60 male-female eagle pairs from Apostle Island on Lake Superior south to where the St. Croix River enters the Mississippi River near Hastings.
The bald eagle workshop will include presentations by Route, who is director of the Park Service's Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network; Ted Gostomski, biologist and science writer for the network, and Rick Erickson, a science teacher at Bayfield High School in Wisconsin.
Blood samples taken from young bald eagles also show retardants once manufactured by 3M
that were discovered a few years ago in Washington County, Route
The good news is that traces of the pesticide DDT, banned in 1972, continue to wane, he
The pesticide was linked to a sharp population decline in bald eagles and peregrine falcons in the 1960s, he
"We need to congratulate ourselves for cleaning up the water with a lot of these pesticides," he
Bill Route, Program ...
Bill Route, Program Manager/Ecologist with the Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, served as team leader and gave presentations on the NPS' successful implementation of the Vital Signs monitoring program.