Restoring Eastern Brook Trout

In The New York Times, an Associated Press writer tackles the issues confronting the large-scale, multi-state effort to bring eastern brook trout populations back to self-sustaining levels. “’Rotenone is a very controversial tool,’ said Curt Stager, an aquatic biologist at Paul Smith’s College in the northern Adirondacks. ‘A lot of environmental groups are against it. Part of it is just the emotional horror of seeing a whole lake boiling with fish in their death throes. I’ve seen it, and it’s not attractive.’”

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