MADISON (WKOW) – Wildlife officials are trying to improve fish habitat by removing dams, culverts and concrete flood-control barriers at a sprawling western Wisconsin military base.
By removing the dams and culverts, the fish would be able to move more freely to spawning areas at Fort McCoy. The plan also includes upgrading stream habitat to provide more space and cover for brook and brown trout. Workers will also try to reduce the amount of erosion along the stream banks.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began the fort project last month. Officials plan to finish work this year's work by the end of the week and then resume in the spring. Officials hope to have the project complete by next summer.
Fort McCoy is a military training base located between Sparta and Tomah.
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