Bloody Run Creek in Clayton County

Bloody Run Creek has been recognized as one of Iowa’s Outstanding Waters for its rugged beauty, abundant natural resources, and well established population of wild brown trout.  In 2019, a 165 acre parcel …

Ten Mile Creek Project

In 2019, a private land owner agreed to sell a multi-parcel addition to Falcon Springs Wildlife Management Area located between Bluffton and Decorah.  A thirty-two acre parcel included a section of …

Streambank Restoration at Decorah Fish Hatchery

It all started with an idea to improve fish habitat and angler access along Trout Run, a popular fishery just south of Decorah.  It quickly developed into a partnership between the Iowa DNR, Trees Forever, Alliant Energy, Iowa’s Coldwater Conservancy (ICC), Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery, and the Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 

In 2016, Trout Run was the third most popular trout stream in the state