Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to Winnebago Conservation Photography

One of the biggest obstacles to conservation on the Winnebago System is understanding what we have lost, and what we still have to protect and restore.   On the Winnebago Pool and its surrounding marshes we have lost much.  Over 10,000 acres of marsh have been lost to high water levels and thousands more to agriculture and other development.  Lakes Poygan, Winneconne and Butte des Morts have lost most of their aquatic vegetation so now only 6% of the lakes’ surfaces are covered by this critically important habitat for fish and wildlife and their human admirers. 
Although we have lost much, we still have much to celebrate.  This blog chronicles a project by the Winnebago Lakes Council and myself.  Through photographs we will be taken to the many habitat types that make up our Winnebago System.
Many of these photos will be taken with large format 4x5 inch camera.  Photos taken with this type of equipment will allow the printing of large posters with little loss in quality.  As the project develops the Winnebago Lakes Council is planning to have traveling displays and talks throughout the Fox Valley to promote conservation on the system.   


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