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                             AFS INDIANA
                             Newsletter of the Indiana Chapter of the
                                  American Fisheries Society


Volume 11, Issue 2                                                                                     August 2002

                                                    Prez Sez!
                                                     (by Julie Hendricks)

                                                  Hello All!
Hope the summer has been productive and awarded some of the benefits that go along with it. Fall is rapidly
approaching us and provides for another round of busy work for the Fisheries and Aquatic Biologists.
However, a fall meeting has been planned and will take place at the Avoca State Fish Hatchery on September
6th. Jim Luttrell will provide details in the newsletter. Also on board, is the upcoming 2003 Spring IAFS
meeting. Our soon-to-be President Elect, Kent Hanauer is beginning to explore some possibilities for the
2003 Spring IAFS Meeting. Lastly, an Electrofishing
Workshop is being offered to IAFS members in early
October, so take advantage of the opportunity (see page                           Inside This Issue
2 for details)! It seems like the year has been a fast-
moving one. I hope to see everyone at Avoca in                                  1      Prez Sez!
September!
                                                                                                 1         IAFS Fall Meeting
                                                                                                 2         Continuing
                                                                                                           Education
                                                                                                           Committee:
             IAFS                                                                                          Principles of

         FALL MEETING                                                                                      Electrofishing
                                                                                                           Workshop
                                                                         3        CARA
The IAFS fall meeting will be held September 6, 2002
at the shelter house on Avoca State Fish Hatchery.                       4        Check It Out!
Registration will be 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.. Business                       13       Purdue University
Meeting 11:30 - 12:30 a.m.; Lunch 12:30 - ???. A                        15       All In a Day’s Work
small registration fee will be assessed to cover                        20        On Deck!
expenses. Parking is limited, so car-pooling is
encouraged.


   Editor: Janel Palla, Lake Michigan Research Station, 100 W. Water St., Michigan City, IN 46360; lkmichigan@dnr.state.in.us; 219-
   874-6824. Deadlines for submission of articles: fourth Friday in March; fourth Friday in July; fourth Friday in November
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IAFS Fall Meeting                                                        Creek which is located on the park grounds. In
(continued from page 1)                                                  addition to bringing their own backpack
                                                                         electrofishing units, workshop participants should
Directions: IN Hwy. 37 to IN Hwy. 54/58                                  also bring along the appropriate attire (i.e.,
(Avoca exit). West on Hwy 54/58 approximately                            waders, raingear, polarized glasses, hats,
0.25 miles to Avoca-Eureka Rd (1st road left -                           linemans’s or electrofishing gloves, dip nets, etc.)
Avoca Hatchery sign on corner). South (left) on                          necessary for a day in the field.
Avoca-Eureka Rd past hatchery and up the hill
(about 0.3 miles) to the shelter house (road                             Attendance for the two-day session will be limited
marked by 2 stone pillers and small sign). Left                          to 40 individuals; 25 spots are reserved for
approximately 0.1 miles to the shelter house.                            Indiana Department of Natural Resources
                                                                         personnel (please contact Gwen White to make
                                                                         your reservation if you have already not done so)
                                                                         and the other 15 spaces are open to current
          CONTINUING                                                     professional members of the Indiana Chapter
                                                                         of the American Fisheries Society (IAFS) on a
          EDUCATION                                                      first come, first serve basis. The deadline to
                                                                         make a reservation for the workshop is
          COMMITTEE                                                      September 01, 2002. If there are any available
                                                                         spots open after this date, student members of
                     (Trent Sutton)                                      IAFS will be allowed to register for the course.
                                                                         Reservations can be made by mailing a check
Since the spring newsletter, there have been a few,                      payable to IAFS for $60.00 to Dave Kittaka, IAFS
rather substantial changes regarding the                                 Treasurer, IDNR, Tri-Lakes Fisheries, 5570 N.
“Principles of Electrofishing” continuing                                Fish Hatchery Road, Columbia, Indiana 46725-
education workshop to be held in October.                                9317. Note that there will be no on-site
Although Jeff Johnson, assisted by Troy Brigham,                         registration allowed for this workshop;
will still teach the course, it has shifted to a single,                 individuals that arrive for the workshop and have
two-day session which will be held on Friday,                            not registered in advance will not be allowed to
October 18 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), and                                 participate. As part of the registration fee, box
Saturday, October 19 (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) at                          lunches for both days will be provided through the
the Indiana Department of Natural Resources                              workshop. Overnight hotel reservations will be
Educational Center (NREC) at Fort Harrison State                         the responsibility of the workshop attendees;
Park in Indianapolis (for a map and directions to                        recommendations for nearby lodging include the
the center, please go to www.IN.gov/dnr/nrec.                            Fort Harrison State Park Garrison Restaurant and
Despite this change in number of sessions and                            Lodging Complex (317-543-9592), Baymont Inn
location, the course content of the workshop will                        & Suites (800-301-0200), Budget Inn (800-863-
remain the same. Day 1 will be held at the NREC                          2838), and Days Inn East (800-325-2525). All
and consist of the lecture component, covering                           accommodations listed above include a
fundamentals of electrical theory, operation of                          continental breakfast as part of their daily room
electrofishing equipment, and techniques to                              rate (Gwen will be reserving a block of rooms for
minimize injury to fish and crew members. Day                            IDNR employees. Details to follow at a later
2 will consist of the field portion and will involve                     date). If you have any questions, please contact
demonstrations on electrofishing techniques and                          Continuing Education Committee Chair Trent
testing of backpack electrofishing units. This                           Sutton at (765) 496-6266 or
component of the course will take place at Fall                          tsutton@fnr.purdue.edu. Hope to see you there!

    Editor: Janel Palla, Lake Michigan Research Station, 100 W. Water St., Michigan City, IN 46360; lkmichigan@dnr.state.in.us; 219-
    874-6824. Deadlines for submission of articles: fourth Friday in March; fourth Friday in July; fourth Friday in November
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                    CARA
                                                                        Examples of how each state is using these funds,
On July 18, 2002 the House passed the                                   how much funding they have received for Fiscal
Department of Interior and Related Agencies                             Years 2001 and 2002, and which Members of
Appropriations Act of 2003 (H.R. 5093) by a 377                         Congress signed the letters supporting such
- 46 vote. State Wildlife Grants (SWG) were                             fundi ng for 2003 is available at :
funded at $100 million, a $15 million boost over                        http://www.teaming.com/
2002.
                                                                        THE SENATE will soon vote on S. 2708, the
Without a doubt, the increase is a direct result of                     Senate Interior Appropriations Bill. The Senate
the hard work of the Teaming with Wildlife                              bill cuts State Wildlife Grants from 2002 by 30%
Coalition, the dedication of the 58 Representatives                     to $60 million. TWW Coalition action will be
that signed letters to the Interior Appropriations                      needed to push the Senate Conferees to at least
Subcommittee, those additional Representatives                          match the House level of funding. Stay tuned....
that listed the State Wildlife Grants within their
Interior appropriations request, and the                                FOR MORE INFORMATION on the House
Representatives on the Appropriations                                   Interior Appropriations Bill, H.R. 5093, cut &
Subcommittee on the Interior. More than 3,000                           paste this into your browser:
member organizations of the Teaming with                                http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:h.
Wildlife Coalition has rallied behind SWG after                         r.05093:
working more than 10 years to enact reliable
long-term funding for wildlife conservation and                         For a summary of the Conservation Spending
related education and recreation opportunities.                         Category or CARA-Lite, cut & paste these into
This nationwide coalition                                               your browser:
played a major role in educating the Congress                           www.teaming.com/pdf/FY03%20Interior%20A
about the need for these funds.                                         pprops.PDF

In addition to conservation projects, the SWG                           www.teaming.com/site/page.cfm?pageid=046F
program provides funding to the states to develop                       AC19-BD51-4C0B-8512F502F82B29CF
a State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation
Plan. IAFWA has been working with the                                   For more information on the Senate Interior
Teaming with Wildlife coalition to assist states in                     Appropriations Bill, S. 2708, cut & paste this into
developing such a plan for Congress by October                          your browser:
2005.                                                                   http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquerytr/z?d107:
                                                                        SN02708:
"The nation will benefit from the increased federal
assistance to states. With the ability to evaluate
the status of each state's wildlife, we can then
concentrate efforts on wildlife of greatest
conservation need as will be outlined in these
plans," continued McDowell.


   Editor: Janel Palla, Lake Michigan Research Station, 100 W. Water St., Michigan City, IN 46360; lkmichigan@dnr.state.in.us; 219-
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CHECK IT OUT!
                                        WETLANDS 2002 SYMPOSIUM

    IDEM, along with the EPA and the Association of State wetland Managers, is hosting a national
    symposium called Wetlands 2002, October 7 - 9 at the Westin Hotel. The draft agenda of
    presentations is very diverse from actual wetland plant and animal species to wetland mitigation
    banking. The early registration deadline has passed (August 1). The current registration fee is
    $250 per person. More information about the symposium can be found at:
                                     http://www.Core4.org/wetlands




                              INDIANA LAND USE CONSORTIUM
   Gwen White is representing IAFS in the Indiana Land Use Consortium, as a result of contacts made
    through last fall's "Gaining Ground" land use conference for natural resource professionals. The
    group has a diverse membership from farming, development, university, and other interests and
         meets about six times a year. For more information on the ILUC, go to the website at:
                                        www.indianalanduse.org
                (contact: Gwen White or Jamie Palmer, Chair, at jlpalmer@iupui.edu.)

    1. Launch list serv for members.                                2. Explore additional pilot projects in Clark and Putnam
                                                                    counties.

    3. Disseminate ILUC land use principles. Publicize land         4. Look for commonalities among member orgs’
    use issues. Encourage members to write and disseminate          position statements. Develop up to 2 ILUC position
    positions of their own.                                         statements from among commonalities.

    5. Serve as a forum for and general resource to the             6. Communities at the Crossroads V in late summer.
    ILRC. Comment on specific legislation as appropriate.           Targeted set of sessions and tours in a Elkhart County
                                                                    proposed.

    7. Confirm membership with nonparticipating                     8 .Cooperate with the state's GIS efforts as they
    organizations. Post contact information on web page.            progress. Prepare an article about the land use data
                                                                    catalog. Explore a relationship with the IUPUI library to
                                                                    make the data in our catalog more accessible.

    9. Develop a small tabletop display that members can            10. Update web more frequently).
    add to conference booths (placard, brochure, land use
    principles, magnets from conference)                            11. Document innovative tools in Elkhart County




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Check It Out! (continued from page 4)


                      UPDATE ON “NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE GREAT
                          DEPRESSION IN MARTIN COUNTY” BOOK.

   At the last annual meeting, our chapter donated $300.00 towards the publishing cost of the Bill Barnes
   book entitled " Natural Resources and the Great Depression in Martin County " . This is his memoirs
   and our interest comes from Bill's description of all the forestry, fish and wildlife work that was done
   on what we know today as Crane Naval Ammunition Depot. As many of you know I have been trying
   to help Bill and the Indiana Historical Bureau to fund the project. To date we have received a little over
   $9000. We need about $10,000 more to get the statewide distribution that the Bureau does: libraries
   and various institutions around the state.

   I had hopes that we could get some help from the Natural Resource Foundation, but we're having a time
   getting on the agenda. They've never given to this type of project so-- well you all know how that goes.
   We'll keep trying because we have to get this job of preserving this important early history of Indiana
   fish and wildlife management done, hopefully before Bill leaves us.

   The text has been professionally edited with many photographs from those early days in Martin
   County. It's just about ready to go to the printer ( "Print-On-Demand " ), but now we need to have the
   rest of the funding before we can move ahead.

   If you know of anyone or an organization which might have an interest in helping get this done, please
   give me a call.
   Thanx Dox

   Gary Doxtater
   (317) 575-8818.




                 NEW PUBLICATION “RESTORING AMERICA’S WETLANDS”
              New publication "Restoring America's Wetlands: The Wetland Reserve
              Program" website:
                           http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/wrp/wrpweb.pdf

              Since the new Farm Bill has significantly increased the amount of funding for
              conservation programs, including WRP, consider using all or part of this
              brochure to promote WRP in your area. Now is the best opportunity since the
              beginning of the program for landowners to participate.




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Check It Out! (continued from page 5)




               ASSISTANCE REQUESTED
               BY PURDUE PhD STUDENT

     Hello,
     I'm a PhD student working at Purdue University in                                     LEMBI WEBSITE
     the Forestry and Natural Resource Department. I
     am studing Forested Riparian Buffer Strips filtering                         Here is a web site produced by Dr.
     and trapping capacity for sediment and nutrients. I                          Carol Lembi for the control of
     am looking for what questions professionals                                  duckweed and watermeal. This
     working in the field with buffer strips may have.                            web site outlines the two chemical
     Any types of question are welcome. This would                                options available (Diquat or
     help me to guide my research in a more useful and                            Fluoridone) and pros and cons to
     practical direction.                                                         both methods.
     Thank you very much.
     Best wishes,                                                                 http://www.btny.purdue.edu/pubs/
                                                                                  APM/APM-2-W.pdf
     Alexandre Hatier
     Purdue University                                                            Here are also a few other web sites
     Forestry and Natural Resources                                               Dr. Lembi has:
     1159 Forestry Building
     West Lafayette, IN 47907-1159                                                  Barley Straw for Algae Control:
     Ph: (765)-496-1216                                                            www.btny.purdue.edu/pubs/APM/
     Fax: (765)-496-2422                                                                    APM-1-W.pdf
     Email: alexh@fnr.purdue.edu
                                                                                          Pseudanabaena &
                                                                                  Cylindrospermopsis ID with link to
                                                                                   DNR publication on blue-green
                                                                                            algal toxicity:
                                                                                  www.btny.purdue.edu/aquatic/cyan
                                                                                              o-cr-pl.htm

                                                                                     Why Aquatic Herbicides Affect
                                                                                     Aquatic Plants and Not You!:
                                                                                     www.btny.purdue.edu/aquatic/




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Check It Out! (continued from page 6)                                   Clinton: Wildcat Creek ($32,000)
                                                                        Decatur: Sand Creek ($32,500)
                  DNR NEWS                                              Greene, Lawrence: Indian Creek ($59,000)
   Indiana Department of Natural Resources                              Howard,Miami and Grant:
        402 W. Washington St. W255 B                                        Little Pipe, Sugar and Honey creeks ($12,150)
         Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748                                    Jefferson, Scott: Quick Creek ($25,000)
                                                                        LaGrange: Indian Lakes Chain ($36,000)
     For immediate release: July 25, 2002                               Lake: Cedar Lake ($36,000)
   Hoosier boaters provide $1.1 million to                              Jennings, Ripley:
  protect water quality, reduce soil erosion                                Brush Creek Reservoir ($30,000)
                                                                        Kosciusko and Whitley:
Boat registration fees are helping improve Hoosier                      Ridinger/Robinson/Troy/Cedar lakes ($36,000)
waterways by funding local projects. The projects                       Kosciusko: Center Lake ($27,000)
will result in better fishing and boating, even more                    Koscisuko: Chapman Lake ($75,000)
varieties of fish.                                                      Kosciusko:
                                                                            Lake Wawasee-Martin Ditch ($21,750)
This year, $1.1 million was available for 34 grants                     Kosciusko: Pierceton Lake ($28,500)
that will improve lakes and rivers in 37 counties.                      LaGrange, Steuben:
                                                                            Big Turkey Lake ($75,000)
The grant monies come from annual fees for boat                         LaGrange, Steuben:
registration. Five dollars from each registration is                        Big & Little Turkey Lakes ($25,000)
reserved for the projects. The Department of                            Marshall: Lake Maxinkuckee ($27,000)
Natural Resources grants are approved by the                            Monroe and Brown:
State Soil Conservation Board.                                              Lake Lemon ($12,700)
                                                                        Montgomery, Parke:
"The projects help to restore Indiana's natural                             Lake Waveland ($40,000)
beauty and native ecosystems," said John Goss,                          Morgan: Rhodes Creek ($25,000)
director of the DNR.                                                    Noble, Kosciusko:
                                                                            Lake Wawasee ($30,000)
"They'll result in more varieties of fish, better                       Noble: Smalley Lake ($30,600)
fishing, boating, and other recreation. In the end,                     Orange: Lost River ($30,000)
all Hoosiers benefit," he said.                                         Posey: McFadden Creek ($30,000)
                                                                        Randolph, Delaware:
The projects address soil erosion- and                                      Upper Mississinewa River II ($45,000)
nutrient-related problems affecting public-access                       Shelby and Rush: Little Blue River ($36,000)
lakes and streams.                                                      St. Joseph: Juday Creek ($44,200)
                                                                        Steuben: Jimmerson Lake ($15,000)
Counties, waters and grants: (more details can be                       Sullivan:
found on the Web at www.IN.gov/dnr/)                                        Middle Fork of Busseron Creek ($30,000)
                                                                        Union Hanna's/Silver creeks ($20,000)
Adams: Brewster Ditch ($20,000)                                         Wayne, Randolph:
Allen:                                                                      Middle Fork of East Fork
   St. Joseph and Maumee rivers ($50,000)                                   of Whitewater River ($20,000)
Benton: Upper Mud Pine Creek ($30,000)
Cass, Miami: Twelve Mile Creek ($45,000)

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   874-6824. Deadlines for submission of articles: fourth Friday in March; fourth Friday in July; fourth Friday in November
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Check It Out! (continued from page 7)                                   The rules would become effective before the start
                                                                        of the 2003 boating season.
The projects improve water quality by reducing
sedimentation and nutrient runoff through the                           The areas defined by the proposed rule are
installation of constructed wetlands, grass cover,                      considered to be "ecological zones" as defined by
and filter strips. The grants will also fund studies                    a new state law. The areas are highly vulnerable
to document water-related problems and solutions.                       to waves and contain or border cattail marshes,
                                                                        lily-pad beds, stands of bulrushes and underwater
The 2002 grants bring the number to 264 projects                        plant communities. These plants can break away
that have received state boating-funded monies                          or even be uprooted by propeller action from high
since 1988. Those projects have enhanced 150                            speed boating.
rivers, lakes and streams and 83 watersheds in 87
counties.                                                               Consideration of the concept began in late 2000
                                                                        following a joint petition submitted by the
"Even with recent budget cuts, it is important to                       Wawasee Area Conservation Foundation, the
remember that the projects funded by these grants                       Wawasee Property Owners Association, and the
add to Indiana's attractiveness to thousands of                         Syracuse Lake Association. Department of
visitors from out of state," Goss said. "These                          Natural Resources professional staff conducted an
grants will expand work already completed and                           extensive evaluation of the site conditions and
further protect Indiana's lakes and rivers for years                    they proposed a rule to the commission.
to come."

                                                                                    What's new at AFS?
     For immediate release: July 29, 2002
   Boating restrictions proposed to protect                             Read all about it at:
      Wawasee and Syracuse wetlands                                     http://www.fisheries.org/WhatsNew.shtml
Representatives of the state’s Natural Resources                        The AFS Online Bookstore is a valuable resource
Commission held a public hearing on Aug. 5 in                           for all fisheries and aquaculture related books:
Syracuse to hear opinions about limited use zones                       http://www.fisheries.org/cgi-bin/hazel-cgi/hazel.
that are proposed to protect environmentally                            cgi\
sensitive areas of Lake Wawasee and Lake
Syracuse in Kosciusco County.                                           AFS Job Center Online (and other employment
                                                                        resources):
The areas or ecological zones to be protected are                       http://www.fisheries.org/jobs.html
mostly wetlands that border the lakes and serve as
natural filters that protects water quality, fish,                      Fisheries and Natural Resources Job Links (by
wildlife and aquatic plants from contaminants.                          state):
Damage to the sensitive areas may be caused by                          http://www.fisheries.org/jobs/employ_job_links
boating and related activities.                                         2.htm
If approved by the commission, the rule would                           Awards nomination deadlines are                          fast
establish limited use zones in Johnson Bay,                             approaching:
Conklin Bay, and North Bay in Lake Wawasee; in                          http://www.fisheries.org/Awards.shtml
the channel and Mud Lake between Lake
Wawasee; and in southeastern Syracuse Lake.

   Editor: Janel Palla, Lake Michigan Research Station, 100 W. Water St., Michigan City, IN 46360; lkmichigan@dnr.state.in.us; 219-
   874-6824. Deadlines for submission of articles: fourth Friday in March; fourth Friday in July; fourth Friday in November
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Check It Out! (continued from page 8)                                   is an essential reference for marine biologists,
                                                                        ichthyologists, natural resource managers,
Meetings and events:                                                    students, naturalists, and others seeking
http://www.fisheries.org/Calendar.shtml                                 authoritative information on the fishes of Alaska
                                                                        and adjacent waters of Canada and Russia.
Renew your membership online at
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Don't forget to browse featured articles from the                       Stock#: 530.27C
latest issue of FISHERIES magazine at:                                  List price: $129
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FISHES OF ALASKA                                                        FISHERIES AND THE AMERICAN FISHERIES
BY CATHERINE W. MECKLENBURG, T. ANTHONY                                 SOCIETY IN NORTH AMERICA
MECKLENBURG AND LYMAN K. THORSTEINSON                                   BY CHRISTINE M. MOFFITT

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Ocean with accounts of 601 species in 108                               allows the reader and viewer to reflect on past
families and 36 orders. The rare and poorly known                       challenges, successes, and failures of fisheries and
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                                                                         technologies; and conservation management and
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The new edition has been completely rewritten by                         in America are covered, including shortnose,
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operation, in practical knowledge about raising                          green sturgeon.
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fishes in management programs. This up-to-date                           274 pp., paperback, June 2002
volume is greatly needed as a training tool and                          ISBN 1-888569-36-0
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List price: $71 hard/ $56 paper                                          A valuable and much-needed reference, this book
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Written by scientists, resource managers, and                                          ----------------------------
electric utility industry personnel with a shared
interest in sturgeon biology and ecology,                                                 To order:
management, and protection, this book includes                              call 678/366-1411, fax: 770/442-9742,
life history characteristics relevant to population                                         or visit
dynamics, viability, and persistence; upstream and                        www.fisheries.org/cgi-bin/hazel-cgi/hazel.cgi
downstream migratory behavior; habitat

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                                   WHITE RIVER GUIDE BOOK
                       (by Steven Reynolds, Indiana Waterways Association)

    Jerry Hay, author of the Wabash River Guide Book, has completed the White River Guide
    Book. Hay says, "since the publishing of the guide book for the Wabash River, demand has
    been high for a similar guide book for the White River." Hay has traveled the entire length of
    the White River by canoe, power boat, car, and airplane to produce a guide book with 37 charts
    and 75 photos of the East and West Forks. The book has full descriptions of each section
    including all 173 streams and 184 bridges.

    The White River Guide Book will be used by libraries, law enforcement, rescue personnel,
    river enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the river and river communities. It provides detailed
    information about boat launching locations, hazards, and where supplies can be found. Hay,
    who is currently the Riverlorian for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, says that the White
    Rivers (East and West Forks) are one of Indiana's best kept secrets. "They are beautiful rivers
    with plenty of great scenery and adventure. The White River is the largest river completely
    within the boundaries of Indiana. It is interesting to note that the West Fork and main trunk is
    319 miles long and the East Fork is 162 miles long, making the 487 mile long White River
    nearly as long as the Wabash River."

    The new revised edition of the Wabash River Guide Book is also complete. The book has been
    updated with many changes in the river, highways, and landmarks. Several additions have also
    been made including more adjacent streams and roads identified, additional photographs, new
    cleaner type fonts and graphics, and GPS readings. Both books also feature a new four page
    article entitled "Reading the River", which instructs on how to look at various river conditions
    and understand what they mean.

    The White River Guide Book and new Wabash River Guide Book are available to the public in
    book stores.

    About the author:
    Jerry Hay has been traveling and writing about rivers for many years. His duties aboard the
    Delta Queen Steamboat include serving as a river guide, providing lectures to passengers, and
    safety officer. He also does speaking engagements and has been featured speaker at the Mark
    Twain Museum in Hartford, CT, the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City, MO, and
    several civic organizations. His home is in Terre Haute, IN. While on shore leave he has been
    working on the guide books. His expeditions have received much publicity over the years,
    including an Associated Press article that appeared in many Midwest newspapers in
    November of 1999. His love of rivers and fascination with exploring them has led him to
    become one of the best know river authorities in the country.



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          AFS EXPANDS ITS
       MENTORING PROGRAM FOR                                          4th WORLD FISHERIES CONGRESS
       HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
                                                                   The American Fisheries Society has been
    The American Fisheries Society (AFS)                           honored to be selected as the host of the 4th
    is continuing its successful educational                       Congress at the Beijing, China assembly of the
    program designed to develop an interest                        3rd World Fisheries Congress, thanks to the fine
    in the fisheries profession among                              efforts of the International Fisheries Section.
    minority and women high school                                 Vancouver, British Columbia, has been selected
    students. In its second year, the Hutton                       as the host city, thus will provide an opportunity
    Junior Fisheries Biology Program has                           for all to easily attend the upcoming Congress,
    expanded significantly, more than                              2-6 May, 2004. This is the first time this global
    doubling the number of students that                           event has been held in North America.
    could be accepted into the program.
    The fifty students chosen to participate                       The Theme of the 4th Congress is:
    in the Summer 2002 Hutton Program                              “Reconciling Fisheries with Conservation: The
    represent twenty-three states and Puerto                       Challenge of Managing Aquatic Ecosystems”
    Rico.
                                                                   An international array of prestigious fisheries
    Each student selected is matched with a                        scientists will be giving keynote addresses, and
    professional mentor in a federal, state,                       chairing program sessions. In addition, the
    or university setting for a summer-long,                       program contains over 40 sessions that address
    hands-on experience in fisheries science                       the most pressing issues in fisheries
    in either a marine or freshwater                               management in both freshwater and marine
    environment. A scholarship is provided                         ecosystems, along with a special forum for
    to each student accepted into the                              interested industry representatives and
    program.                                                       non-governmental organizations. The details of
                                                                   the program and venue are provided as they
    Financial supporters of the 2002 Hutton                        become available on the web page.
    Program include Alaska Department of
    Fish and Game, National Fish and                               This event will likely be a once-in-a-lifetime
    Wildlife Foundation, National Marine                           event for most of us, so please put these dates on
    Fisheries Service, United States Forest                        your calendar and make plans to attend now.
    Service, and the following AFS
    subunits: Minnesota Chapter, North                             Website:
    Central Division, and Southern                                       http://www.worldfisheries2004.org
    Division.

    For more information on the Hutton
    Junior Fisheries Biology Program, visit
    the AFS website at:



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                                                                        Georgia) whereby individual embryos from a
               Purdue                                                   male's nest are genotyped to determine whether
                                                                        or not he was the true sire or whether he was
              University                                                effectively "cuckolded".
   FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES                                           Trent Sutton, Assistant Professor of Fisheries
                  (BY TRENT SUTTON)                                     Biology, is involved in two additional projects
    In addition to the research involvement by                          taking place in the upper Great Lakes basin. In
faculty in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences stated                        addition to his research on lake sturgeon in the
in the last newsletter, there have been several                         lower St. Joseph River, Michigan, graduate
new initiatives undertaken since that time.                             student Dan Daugherty is also spending a bit of
Below is a brief overview of these projects, as                         time getting to know flathead catfish in this area
well as the collaborating agencies and graduate                         of the river as well. This summer, Dan has
students involved in each study.                                        collected over 100 fish and has implanted 18
    Andrew DeWoody, Assistant Professor of                              individuals with ultrasonic transmitters.
Genetics, is using microsatellites and DNA                              Because relatively little is known regarding the
sequencing to study fish mating systems.                                biological characteristics and requirements of
Current projects include:                                               flathead catfish at the northern extent of its
                                                                        geographic distribution, Dan will examine the
   (1) studies of sperm competition between                             population dynamics, habitat use, and seasonal
   wild-type and transgenic Japanese medaka                             movement patterns of this species. New Ph.D.
   (with Rick Howard, Purdue University,                                student Eric Volkman has begun a four-year
   Department of Biology);                                              study to evaluate the effects of different riparian
                                                                        harvest strategies on aquatic community and
   (2) mate choice in Atlantic salmon (with                             structure in mixedwood boreal forest streams
   graduate student Sara Turner and in                                  located in northern Ontario, Canada. In
   collaboration with Lake Superior State                               particular, Eric is interested in evaluating the
   University); and                                                     role and dynamics of large woody debris as fish
                                                                        habitat in this unique ecosystem. This project is
   (3) ongoing studies of parentage in natural                          a collaborative venture with personnel from the
   populations of sunfish.                                              Canadian Forest Service Great Lakes Forestry
                                                                        Centre, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources,
    The medaka work will test the results of                            Forest Engineering Research Institute of
"trio" matings between a wild-type female, a                            Canada, Domtar Forest Resources Division,
wild-type male, and a transgenic male;                                  University of Guelph, Trent University, and
behavioral observations indicate females prefer                         Collège Boréal.
to mate with large, transgenic males as opposed
to normal, wild-type males. However, the
transgenic males may prove less fit when                                         PURDUE STUDENT SUBUNIT
matings occur in direct competition with wild-                                             (BY ANGELA BENSON)
type males and our genetic data will test this                             The 2002-2003 year for the Purdue
theory. The Atlantic salmon work will test the                          University Chapter of the American Fisheries
influence of a single gene (thought to be                               Society will be a busy one. New officers for the
involved in mate choice) on embryo hatching                             upcoming year are as follows:
success and subsequent survivorship. Finally,
we are concluding work on sunfish mating
systems (with John Avise, University of


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Purdue Student Subunit
(continued from page 13)                                                Baltimore, Maryland, our subunit will be
                                                                        represented by graduate students Dan Daugherty
           President – Angela Benson                                    and Angela Benson, both of who have received
           Vice President – Jeff Weber                                  John F. Skinner Awards to travel to this
           Secretary – Chris Laros and                                  meeting. Both Dan and Angie will be
            Treasurer – Monica Robar                                    presenting posters of their research on steelhead
                                                                        and lake sturgeon, respectively, at the meeting.
Committee chairs were selected at the end of the                            Other events for the upcoming year include a
last academic year and ideas for events,                                trip to an aquarium, participation in the annual
fundraisers, and other activities have already                          Purdue University Springfest event, and creation
been planned. A new committee has been                                  of fish habitat in private ponds using Christmas
created that will focus directly on interacting                         trees. The first meeting of the club will be held
with local school children by educating them                            on August 28 in conjunction with the
about fish and aquatic ecosystems. In addition,                         Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
we will continue the Adopt-a-River and Hoosier                          Ginkgo Gathering. The scheduled speaker is
Riverwatch programs on the Wabash River.                                Dr. Trent Sutton, who will be giving a
    The Purdue University Aquaculture Research                          presentation on finding a graduate program in
Laboratory will donate fish to us this fall to raise                    fisheries and aquatic sciences.
and sell in the spring as a training and
fundraising opportunity. At the American
Fisheries Society meeting to be held in




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All In a Day’s Work

                                          DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
                             INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE
                                          (BY BOB GILLESPIE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR)

           A Hutton Scholarship was awarded to Jonathon Wagner, a Junior at Homestead High
   School in Fort Wayne. The Hutton Scholarship, sponsored by the AFS, is an educational program
   for high school students designed to develop an interest in a career in fisheries. The program
   provides students with hands on experience in fisheries biology by placing them with professionals
   during their summer break. Jon worked with biologists at the Fawn River Hatchery, Tri Lakes
   Station, Ball State University, and the Lake Michigan Office. He got his hands wet in projects that
   ranged from walleye stocking to population surveys in Lake Michigan. Jon reported that the
   “Hutton Experience” reinforced his decision to pursue a career in fisheries biology and he looks
   forward to beginning his bachelors degree program. Thanks go to Neil Ledet, Ed Braun, Tom
   Lauer, Brian Briedert, and their crews for fitting Jonathon into their daily field work. The Hutton
   Scholarship Program is continuously looking for sponsors. For more information on the Hutton
   Program follow the links from the AFS home web page.




                            Jonathon helps Dave Kittaka, Tri Lakes Fishery
                            Station, check trap nets at Round Lake (Ed Braun photo).




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                                                 AQUATIC CONTROL
                                  (BY SCOTT W. SHULER, VP LAKE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
                                                   AQUATIC CONTROL, INC.)

             Aquatic Control has hired two new employees including Kyle Richardson and Joey
     Leach. Kyle began in mid-July as a lake management technician. Kyle was an EMT and
     Naval Corpsman before coming to Aquatic Control. Joey Leach was hired as a biologist and
     began work in late-July. Joey has moved here from Oklahoma (our third Okie). Some of
     you may remember him from 1998 when he was a summer aide for Larry Lehman.
             New aquatic products for 2002 include: AquaPro (glyphosate) from SePro
     Corporation, Sonar PR from SePro, and Flight Control from Arkion Life Sciences. AquaPro
     is a replacement product for emergent vegetation and contains the same active ingredient as
     Rodeo. Sonar PR is a new formulation that provides a faster release than Sonar SRP. Flight
     Control is a new goose repellent that tastes bad to geese and is visible to birds in the UV
     spectrum. If you have questions on any of these new products or would like additional
     information please contact us at 800-753-LAKE.




                                   INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
                                                  DISTRICT 7
                                                       (BY DAN CARNAHAN)

            This spring and summer have been busy. The sampling season started off with attempting
    a repeat of the Hovey Lake white crappie population estimate. The population estimate started
    about 20 days later this year than last year due to high water. Hovey Lake was about 15 feet above
    normal at the scheduled start time. When netting began the lake was about 5 feet above normal.
    Enough crappie were captured to estimate the population, but the standard error was higher than
    last year. We ended up getting more recaptures from fish marked in 2001 than 2002.
            Next came the Patoka Lake full survey, which took about 5 weeks. The largemouth bass
    population is still in good shape. Many bass in the 2 to 4 pound range were sampled. We also
    sampled 73 striped bass that ranged in weight from 1.25 to 13 pounds and averaged about 8
    pounds.
            A largemouth bass population estimate was conducted at Ferdinand State Forest Lake in
    May. Throughout the rest of the summer standard fisheries surveys have been conducted at Prairie
    Pond, Boonville City Lake, Vann Park Pond, Oriole Pond, and Birddog Pit.




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                                   INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
                                        NORTH REGION FISHERIES RESEARCH
                                                        (BY STU SHIPMAN)

           As many of you are already aware, my long time assistant and the Chapter’s past Secretary-
   Treasurer Tim Cwalinski took a fisheries management job in Gaylord, Michigan this spring (email:
   cwalinst@michigan.gov). Tim finds himself buried in a huge back long of data, a demanding
   information system, an inquisitive constituent base, and an enormous resource to manage. He has
   reported that trout fishing is very good, morels were sparse this spring, turkeys are common and the
   woods are deep, dark and very quiet. Visitors are welcome.
           I just recently completed the selection process for Tim’s replacement and I’m proud to
   announce that Matt Burlingame has excepted this position. Matt earned a B.S. in fisheries science
   from Virginia Tech in 1995 and a M.S. in fish management from Kansas State in 1997. Matt’s
   masters project was conducting the Kansas statewide angler survey. That experience should fit
   nicely into helping us run our 2004 angler survey. Following completion of his masters degree
   Matt spent two years chasing endangered shortnose sturgeon along the Connecticut River. Since
   completion of the sturgeon project, Matt has kept busy as a watershed specialist for the Warren
   County Conservation District. Matt brings many skills and tools to his new job and I hope all of
   you will join me in making him feel welcome. His first day in the office will be August 19.
           2002 marked the final year of sampling for the quality bass project. Tim has provided
   numerous updates on this project and it was quite a challenge to get the sampling completed this
   spring without his assistance. The creel surveys on the 4 study lakes will continue until late
   October, then I’ll put all the numbers in a bag and give them a good shake to see whether this type
   of regulation has wider application to Indiana’s natural lakes. The 18-inch size limit and 2-fish
   creel limit for largemouth was also imposed on two other lakes (Robinson and Ball) which Ed and
   Neil evaluated.
           We are continuing to look for innovative ways to computerize our massive historic
   collection files. This process has been in development since the late 1990's and we still don’t have
   a useable system. Recent changes in the leadership of DNR’s information systems division may be
   opening some doors and moving this project forward. Otherwise, we could be looking to contract
   some of the development and maintenance work.
           Early results from the advanced walleye fingerling project are very encouraging. Jed
   conducted a general survey on his lake (Sylvan) this summer and caught a good number of healthy
   age-1 walleye. My aide, Chris Carmen, lives on Ed’s study lake (Winona) and reports both
   catching and seeing many small walleye during his time on that lake. The second stocking at all
   three lakes will be conducted this fall as well as extensive electrofishing and gill netting to evaluate
   last years stocking success. While the expense of buying and stocking large, fall fingerling walleye
   was high, we’re every encouraged with the early results and anglers seem to share that excitement.
           Finally a note for those lucky enough to attend the AFS annual meeting in Baltimore, the
   Computer User Section is hosting two GIS workshops, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. If you
   are interested see the AFS website for additional details.



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                                  INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
                                   LAKE MICHIGAN FISHERIES RESEARCH OFFICE
                                                       (BY BETH ALBERS)

             It’s business as usual here at the Lake Michigan office. Right now we are in the
     process of doing stream surveys on the East Branch of the Little Calumet River and Reynolds
     Creek. We are very interested to see what changes have occurred since the last time these
     surveys were conducted in 1977. This past spring we gill netted for lake trout as part of the
     ongoing research for the Lakewide Assessment Plan. In the fall, we will be out on the lake
     again gill netting for Lake Trout to assess the spawning population at the Port of Indiana.
     Yellow perch sampling was completed last month. The cold spring weather pattern pushed
     perch sampling through the middle of July. The office will begin a stream restoration project
     at our Trail Creek Forks public access area located at U.S. 20. This project will begin this
     upcoming winter and continue into next year. This was made possible by the Great Lakes
     Coastal Restoration Grant we received from NOAA. As for stocking; Chinook Salmon and
     spring Skamania have been stocked while Coho’s, fall Skamania, and Michigan Steelhead
     will be stocked later this fall. After a year of negotiating with other Lake Michigan States,
     Brown Trout were obtained and stocked in Whiting Park. We are very pleased about this
     because Brown Trout have not been stocked in Indiana waters of Lake Michigan for 20 years.
     Stream and lake creel survey’s are in full swing with two new clerks and one returning from
     last year. According to creel reports and numerous angler comments, fishing this year has
     been great, especially the Chinook fishery. Again, the cooler spring and early summer
     temperatures contributed by keeping Indiana waters ideal for trout and salmon species. These
     fish remained nearshore in Indiana waters. Anglers were catching Kings into mid-May and
     continue to catch Cohos in good numbers. We expect the fall fishery to be excellent when
     these fish return to the streams. Weather has played a major role in this years fishing quality
     thus far, but changes in fish stocking strategy lakewide could have also played a major role.




                                                                                         “I should have
                                                                                         identified
                                                                                         those stream-
                                                                                         side berries
                                                                                         BEFORE I ate
                                                                                         them!”
                                                                                         (Breidert
                                                                                         photo)




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                                   INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
                                                CONTAMINANTS
                                                        (BY WAYNE FAATZ)

            American Fisheries Society-Special Publication #24: Investigation and Valuation of Fish
    Kills. How many have read it, or even heard of it?
            Under the DNR wildlife kill liability law, this publication is the "bible." It was a
    keystone document in assessing the fish kill in the White River. AFS is revising the publication
    and is attempting to place a value on mussels. What a great thing to do! I don't know if it will
    work out or not, but sure is worth giving it a try. Natural resources/wildlife survival will
    ultimately depend on its economic value. This is a good place to start.
            For the professionals, the publication is a good “nuts and bolts” document on statical
    sampling. I used "wood fish" to train Conservation Officers on fish counting techniques. We
    compared sample population numbers to the actual count. The results were rather good. This is
    a good laboratory/field exercise.
            Two good examples of restoration projects include: Salt Creek in Northwest Indiana and
    the White River in Muncie at Memorial Drive.
            The Salt Creek site is 76-acres located in Porter County. It was part of the USX
    settlement on the Grand Calumet River. Most people will view this property as a benefit to
    fishing since it is an excellent steelhead stream. Most of the property is being restored to bottom
    land hardwoods. It is an excellent example of succession in action. The property is owned by
    the DNR and open to the public. Bottom land hardwoods are disappearing, but here is an
    example where one is being replaced. Salt Creek runs through the property and is a good
    example for stream ecology and morphology.
            White River: Memorial Drive, Muncie is 10 acres. The DNR doesn't own this property
    yet, but the restoration is ongoing. This project is an example of a restoration project in a more
    urban location. The site is contaminated with lead from batteries and lead contaminated soil was
    beginning to enter the White River. Muncie water supply intake is about 1/2 mile downriver.
    The EPA didn't have the money to completely remove the lead, so there was plan to armor the
    area to prevent soil movement. The armor would extend into the river. The problem was getting
    someone to accept the property and maintain the present state. Division of Fish &Wildlife
    (Fisheries) was willing to accept the property provided the riparian corridor remained intact. The
    engineers designed a cutoff wall short of the river and laid down the Armoflex. This is basically
    an interlocking mat of concrete bricks. Shrubs will be allowed to be established in the interstitial
    spaces of the mat. Tress will be discouraged because the roots could penetrate the geotex liner
    and begin to break apart the concrete mat. The rest of the area will be allowed to re-vegetate to
    forest. Pristine, No but does have wildlife value. A compromise between human health
    concerns and wildlife. In the construction phase, the area looked a bit grim. However vegetation
    will become established, provide erosion control, wildlife habitat, river protection, and an area
    for the public. There will be a small parking lot and an access to launch a canoe. A good
    example of succession and riparian corridor protection for wildlife in an urban setting. I am
    constantly amazed what a few dedicated biologist can do.


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                                                                       Department of Natural Resources personnel.
              ON DECK!                                                 The other 15 spaces open to current professional
                                                                       members of IAFS on a FIRST COME, FIRST
           **October 7 - 9, 2002**                                     SERVE BASIS. THE DEADLINE TO MAKE A
National Symposium: Wetlands 2002                                      RESERVATION FOR THE WORKSHOP IS
The Westin Hotel                                                       SEPTEMBER 1, 2002. If there are any available
Indianapolis, Indiana                                                  spots open after this date, student members of
Host: Indiana Department of Environmental                              IAFS will be allowed to register for the course.
Management                                                                 Reservations can be made by mailing a
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency                          check for $60.00 to Dave Kittaka, IAFS
Website: www.Core4.org/Wetlands                                        Treasurer, Indiana Department of Natural
                                                                       Resources, Tri-Lake Fisheries, 5570 N. Fish
                                                                       Hatchery Road, Columbia, Indiana 46725-
            **October 10, 2002**                                       9317. There will be NO on-site registration
Communities at the Crossroads V Conference                             allowed for this workshop. For further details,
Place: Elkhart County Fairgrounds                                      see page 2 of the newsletter.
Goshen, Indiana
    North region fisheries and wildlife biologists
may want to attend the “Communities at the                                        **December 3 - 5, 2002**
Crossroads V” conference on October 10th at the                        Midwest Fisheries Conference
Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen. The                              Place: Isle of Capri Hotel
IAFS, TWS, SAF, and other Indiana natural                              1777 Isle Parkway
resource professional societies participate on the                     Bettendorf, Iowa
Indiana Land Use Consortium board, which is                            1-800-724-5825
sponsoring this program.                                               Website:
    Breakout sessions include: impacts of local                        http://www.fw.umn.edu/ncdafs/AnnualMeet.htm
planning and urban development on environ-                             l
mental resources. Participants will be mostly
north region land-use planners, city councils, and
developers. The event would be a good                                            **January 12 - 14, 2002**
follow-up to last fall's joint society meeting on                      Cool Water Fish Culture Workshop
land use issues. Registration materials are                            Place: Wildwood Lodge
provided on the ILUC website:                                          11431 Forest Avenue
            www.indianalanduse.org.                                    Des Moines, Iowa
                                                                       1-800-728-1223
                                                                       Contact: Mike Mason (DNR Fisheries, (515)
         **October 18 - 19, 2002**                                     281-6072 or email: mike.mason@dnr.state.ia.us)
Principles of Electrofishing (AFS Course                                  Sunday, January 12th through Tuesday,
Number 091)                                                            January 14th tentative schedule. Wildwood
Indiana Department of Natural Resources                                Lodge room rate: $45.00 single/$67.00 double
Educational Center (NREC)                                              (+12% tax) includes continental breakfast.
Fort Harrison State Park                                               Registration cost will be $35.00-$45.00 and
Indianapolis, Indiana                                                  include the Sunday social/dinner, 3 breaks, bus
Instructor: Jeff Johnson, Troy Brigham                                 ride and dinner at Rathbun. More to follow as
   Attendance for the session is limited to 40                         details become available.
individuals with 25 spots reserved for Indiana

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