Rock County farmers cultivate sustainability, Spearfishing’s history, significance and regulations

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Pelican River Forest
The Pelican River Forest will be used for sustainable forest management. The Conservation Fund plans to protect wildlife and water quality habitat through conservation easements with the Wisconsin DNR. Photo by Jay Brittain/The Conservation Fund

Spring means spearfishing season for some of Wisconsin’s Native American tribes. We find out more about the tradition and the harassment some fishers face. Then, we hear from a group of southern Wisconsin farmers who are working to blend farming and environmental stewardship.

Featured in this Show

  • Tribal rights to spearfish in Wisconsin

    Attorney General Josh Kaul recently released a statement to remind Wisconsinites to respect tribal nations during spearfishing season. We talk with the president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians about the fishing tradition and harassment issues.

  • Farmers on the Rock push for environmentally friendly agriculture

    We all need farmers to survive. But agriculture can contribute to water pollution, soil erosion and climate change. We talk with the president of Farmers on the Rock — a group of farmers in the Rock River watershed — about what they’re doing to lessen their impact on the land.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • John Johnson Sr. Guest
  • Whilden Hughes Guest