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Pike River
Marinette County.
Pine-Popple River
Florence and Forest Counties.
Totagatic River
Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn Counties.
Public lands
parks, forests, wildlife, fisheries, natural areas, trails, wild rivers and flowages.
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Contact information
For information on the Pine and Popple Wild Rivers, contact:
Jeff Pennucci
Department of Natural Resources
715-365-8949
The Florence Natural Resource and Wild Rivers Interpretive Center [exit DNR]
1-888-889-0049 (toll free)
For emergencies, call 911 or:
Forest County Sheriff
715-478-3331
Florence County Sheriff
715-528-3346

The Pine and Popple Wild RiversNature and Wildlife

The high, wooded ridges and peat moss bottomlands along the river provide excellent habitat for a variety of wildlife.


bobcat
Bobcat
© Teresa Pearson

Large and small game species abound; hunters can expect to find deer, bear, ruffed grouse, woodcock, squirrel, rabbit, snowshoe hare, wild turkey and various species of waterfowl. The river corridor is also home to fur-bearers such as coyote, beaver, muskrat, otter, weasel, mink and fisher.

There are many non-game species from common species such as porcupines and flying squirrels to less frequent visitors such as wolves and pine martens. Bald eagles, osprey, northern goshawk, red-shouldered hawk and many resident and migratory songbirds frequent this area. The river, wetlands and ponds are also important for assorted turtles, frogs, and salamanders.

Last revised: Monday October 29 2012