Chippewa County, DATCP Help Dairy Farmer Fix Massive Gully

Bryon Swoboda knows the lands west of Chippewa Falls quite well. He grew up on a dairy farm there and now runs the family operation in partnership with his father. Over the last 18 years, the Swobodas have expanded their farm to 160 head of cattle, and grow hay and corn in rotation on approximately 120 acres of cropland for …

Bass Lake: Opening for Fishing

  Bass Lake, a small drainage lake in Marinette County, has a long history of water quality problems. It once supported a two-tier fishery (a hotspot for local fishermen), but the DNR stopped stocking trout in 1975 when oxygen levels dropped too low to support them. Shortly after, the lake was added to the state’s impaired waters list. Bass Lake …