"It's the Habitat, Stupid"

“The loss of financial support from Orvis and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation would destroy the positive momentum of the recent habitat improvement projects. If the state wants to maintain the number one goal, habitat restoration, they are going to have to abandon this short-sighted attempt to provide easily catchable adult trout immediately.” TU blogger Luca Adelphio offers a long and careful review of Vermont’s Batten Kill and the recent uproar over state plans to stock the river with rainbow trout, which virtually everyone feels would endanger a dwindling wild brown trout population.

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