Pennsylvania Wild Trout Assessment Effort Grows

August 30, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

As Deborah Weisberg reported in yesterday’s New York Times, what began as a cooperative effort between universities, environmental volunteers and state government has grown into a massive effort to document wild trout in Pennsylvania waters.  New grants promise to help the effort grow. “By midfall, when assessments cease so as not to disturb the spawn of brookies and browns, the commission expects to have visited 600 waterways, bringing the two-year total to almost 1,000.”  (Thanks to Robert Tomes for this link.)

Related story: “Pennsylvania Volunteers Discover New Trout Populations