Recently I invited Greg Seitz, longtime blogging friend, to accompany me and a coworker on one of our electrofishing adventures on the St. Croix River. Greg was born and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota, on the shores of the St. Croix, and his appreciation of the river is so deep that he started a Web site, stcroix360.com, to share news and stories about the river. I thought this would be a perfect outlet to highlight what my employer, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, does to monitor fish populations and manage fish on the St. Croix. I started talking with Greg last year about coming out with us; however, the state government shutdown in Minnesota last year also shut down our plans for sampling the St. Croix in 2011. This year, things came together and Greg was able to join us last week. You can read his account of the day here.
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