By natural history standards, the Driftless Area is a national treasure.
The region’s topography, deep caves and springs, and vast number of coldwater streams distinguish the Driftless from the more uniform landscapes of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. In recent years, conservation measures have led to a tenfold increase in fish populations.
Jeff Hastings is the Manager of Trout Unlimited’s Driftless Area Restoration Effort. Jeff will present attendees with a brief historic overview of how the Driftless Area’s once thriving brook trout streams became degraded, and how they are now being restored to support self-sustaining populations of wild brown and brook trout.