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Kathleen Schmitt Kline is an outreach coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, which supports research, education, and outreach dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation's Great Lakes and ocean resources. She has a B.A. in biology and English from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and an M.S. in life sciences communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ronald M. Bruch is Natural Resources Region Team Supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, based in Oshkosh. He has been lead sturgeon biologist for the Winnebago system since 1990. In his efforts to establish scienfically-based sturgeon management policies with maximum public input, Bruch has worked with numerous local, state, tribal, federal, and international agencies and organizations. He has a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Frederick P. Binkowski is a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin Great Lakes WATER Institute and the aquaculture advisory services specialist with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. He has been raising and researching lake sturgeon since 1979. Binkowski's research has focused on early life stage development, nutrition, and behavior-he is one of the first scientists to monitor sturgeon movements using radio and sonic telemetry. He has an M.S. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Bob Rashid (1949-2008) was a photographer/writer whose books include "Wisconsin's Rustic Roads," "Backroads of Wisconsin," and "Gone Fishing." His first book, "Wisconsin's Rustic Roads," inspired Wisconsin Public Television's documentary of the same title, and he worked as location photographer for three other television documentaries. An avid traveler, Rashid visited 19 countries and covered assignments in Europe, Asia and Central America. His work was published in "Time," "Newsweek," "The New York Times," "Travel/Holiday" and "Northwest Airlines World Traveler."

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