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BRULE RIVFR SURVEY Discussion on April 28, 1944 - Brule Ranger Station Persons in attendance: Dean Russell Mr. O'Donnell Commissioner Leopold Mr. Thomson Professor Bean Prof. Rusch Dr. Hasler Dr. Schneberger Mr. Churchill Dean Russell opened the discussion by bringing up the matter of publication procedure and the laying of plans for publication that would follow the Brule River Survey. He pointed out that the results should appear in separate articles because: 1. They could be published with greater rapidity by arranging the publication in chapters and would receive more attention by the readers since the articles would be shorter, 2. By issuing the results chapter by chapter, more contact with the reports would be mpde, The next item that was discussed was the place of publication. It was agreed that it would be most desirable to have the articles all published in one Journal so that the various bulletins would be of the same size which would facilitate the final binding of the chapters into one volume. The following places of publication were given consideration: 1. Conservation Bulletin 2. Natural History Survey 3, Wisconsin Academy of Science Professor Bean is to investigate the Possibility of utilization of the Natural History Survey series to this end and Dr. Hasler is to inquire of the Wisconsin Academy as to the speed, financial arrangements, and such service that could be given should this Journal be used. The next item to be considered was the matter of chapters that would be issued and the sequence by which the material would be released, The following outline was discussed, but is subject to modification, likewise the titles are subject to alterations:
-2- Chapter I - Origin of the Brule - Bean II - History of the Brule River - O'Donnell III - Changes in Vegetation of the Brule River Valley from 1856 to 1942 - Fassett IV - Analysis of Present Day Flora - Thomson V - Quantitative Measurement of Aquatics - Thomson VI - The Brule River Soil Erosion Problem- Bean, Zeasman, and Schweers VII - Fisheries Biology of the Brule River - OtDonnell et.al. a. Physical and chemical characteristics of the Brule river b, The bottom fauna of the Brule river - a quantitative study c, The food of fishes of the Drule river d, The ichthyo fauna of the Brule river; an analysis of fish populations e. The movement of fishes; an analysis of the results obtained by the use of a two-way fish weir f. A four-year creel census on the Brule river g. A fish management plan for the Brule river VIII - Some Aspects of Anchor Ice Formation with Particular Reference to the Brule River - OtDonnell and Brigham IX - Role of Lampreys in the Brule River - Churchill It was the consensus of opinion that the articles dealing with fish and fish management would be the most important of the series, butof course, the others would be necessary to correlate certain findings. Also, some of the articles would be of an Introductory nature. ES: JTG 5-26-44