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PAGE15MAZINAx19IGANWINTER20122013ENFORCEMENTEnforcementnewsbriefsGLIFWCofx1acersassistinmarijuanabustTenGLIFWCofficerswereamongabout200federalstatecountyandtriballawenforcementpersonnelinvolvedintheinvestigationandAugust29bustofamarijuanagrowingoperationinWisconsin.FoundintheChequamegon-NicoletNationalForestCNNFthelarge-scaleoperationabout60milesnorthwestofGreenBaynearthetownofLakewoodwaseradicated.Sevenpeoplewerearrestedinconjunctionwiththebust.Multiplecultivationsitescontainingthousandsofmarijuanaplantsmadeeradicationamajoreffort.ThebulkoftheplantsweredestroyedandothersretrievedforevidenceaccordingtoGreatLakesIndianFishWildlifeCom-missionx19sGLIFWCChiefofEnforcementFredMaulson.GLIFWCofficersassistedwithperimetercontrolduringtheoperation.GLIFWChasassistedwithsimilarbustsoverthepastthreeyearsinclud-ingthe2011eradicationofanotherCNNFmarijuanagrowsiteinAshlandCountyWisconsin.BecauseoftheincreasedincidenceofmarijuanacultivationwithinthecededterritoriesMaulsonsaysGLIFWCofficersreceiveadditionaltrainingfocusedonincreasedawarenessandthepotentialofconfrontationwithgrowers.GLIFWCofx1acersparticipateintrainingTenGLIFWCofficerstraveledtoSouthCarolinathisfalltoparticipateClassDatePlaceContactTrapperEd.December8-92012St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030ATVDec.15-162012MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734SnowmobileFebruary7-92013BadRiverVernStone715.292.8862ATVSnowmobileFeb.16-172013MoleLakeRogerMcGeshick715.889.3200AdamMcGeshick715.209.7217Trapping101March4-52013MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734BoaterSafetyMay11-122013LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343BoaterSafetyMay18-192013St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030ATVJune6-82013BadRiverVernStone715.292.8862BoaterSafetyJune10-122013LacduFlambeauJonasMoermond715.562.0026RileyBrooks715.562.0300ATVSnowmobileJune17-192013LacduFlambeauJonasMoermond715.562.0026RileyBrooks715.562.0300ATVSnowmobileJune1821-222013RedCliffMikeSoulier715.209.0093JimStone715.292.3234BoaterSafetyJuly18-202013BadRiverVernStone715.292.8862HunterSafetyJuly20-212013LacVieuxDesertMattKniskern715.292.5320HunterEducationAugust1219-202013LacduFlambeauJonasMoermond715.562.0026RileyBrooks715.562.0300HunterEducationAug.1824-252013MoleLakeRogerMcGeshick715.889.3200AdamMcGeshick715.209.7217TakeakidfishingAug.192013MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734HunterSafetyAug.24-252013LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343HunterSafetyAug.24-252013St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030HunterSafetyAug.2730-312013RedCliffMikeSoulier715.209.0093JimStone715.292.3234HunterSafetySeptember6-72013MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734HunterSafetySept.12-152013KeweenawBayStevenAmsler715.562.0034MattKniskern715.292.5320HunterSafetySept.24-282013BadRiverVernStone715.292.8862TrapperEd.October19-202013MoleLakeRogerMcGeshick715.889.3200AdamMcGeshick715.209.7217ATVSafetyOctober25-262013MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734ATVSnow.December7-82013St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030SnowmobileDec.19-202013MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.073420122013GLIFWCenforcementyouthactivitieseducationForupdatedinformationontheseeventsandotherspleasebesuretocheckourwebsiteatwww.glifwc.orgorvisitusonFacebook.ClipSaveBySueEricksonStaffWriterHeatherNaigusEasternDistrictWardenAnewairboatbecamepartoftheGLIFWCEnforcementDivisionx19sarsenalofrescueequipmentthisfall.ManufacturedbyDiamondbackAirboatsinFloridathe24-ft.boatiscapableofgoingonlandwaterandiceandcanreachspeedsover50miles-per-houronice.FourGLIFWCofcersparticipatedinathree-daytrainingthatwaspartofthepurchasedeal.TrainedofcersincludeDanNorthTomKroplinSteveAmslerandJimStone.CurrentlyattheGLIFWCmainofceinOdanahWisconsintheairboatismobileandavailableonanas-neededbasis24hoursroundtheclock.photosubmittedinafive-daycourseonx1cmantrackingx1dofferedbytheFederalLawEnforce-mentTrainingCenter.GLIFWCofficersalsoassistedwithx1cobservation-and-tacticalx1dtrainingduringtheNativeAmericanFishandWildlifeSocietyx19sMidwestRegionannualconferenceattheBayMillsreservationinMichiganlastSeptember.MoccasinmakingclassGLIFWCOfficersMikePopovichandLaurenTuoriwerepleasedtopartnerwithRosalieGokeeLCOLegalDepartmentsecretaryforaMoccasinMakingclassinLacCourteOreillesLCOthisfall.YouthgatheredfortheworkshopovertheweekendandweretreatedtoaneducationalexperiencethatcountedtowardscollegecreditattheLCOOjibweCommunityCollegeLCOOCC.GLIFWCprovidedfoodandsupportwhileGokeeinstructedthekidsinconstructingmoccasinsfromstarttofinish.GokeealsoeducatedtheLCOandBadRiverparticipantsontheculturalhistoryandrelevanceofmoccasinsandNativeAmericans.DescribedasanamazingexperiencebytheparticipantsandstaffGLIFWCsendsabigMIIGWECHthankyoutoGokeeandallwhopartici-pated.ThisfreeworkshopwassponsoredbyagrantthroughthepartnershipofLCOOCCandGLIFWCLawEnforcementDivision.GLIFWClooksforwardtocontinuingtobuilduponthisworkshopinthefutureGLIFWCWardenHeatherNaigusappointedChairofGreatLakesLawEnforcementCommitteeGLIFWCwouldliketocongratulateEasternDistrictWardenHeatherNaiguswhobecametheChairoftheGreatLakesLawEnforcementCom-mitteeLAWthisfall.LAWisacommitteeoftheGreatLakesFisheriesCommissionthatservestoprotectenhanceandpromotethesafeandwiseuseofthenaturalresourcesintheGreatLakesforpresentandfuturegenerations.LAWismadeupoflawenforcementrepresentativesfromresourceagenciesaroundtheGreatLakesincludingCanada.Editorx19snoteSeeNewsBriefspage7forupcomingevents.LaurenTouriGLIFWCconservationofcerfarrightworkswithLacCourteOreillesLCOyouthduringamoccasinmakingclasstaughtbyRosalieGokeeLCO.photosubmitted