Protecting trout and small streams – November 21

Above: The Conservation Commission’s talk will spotlight the rediscovery of these wild brook
trout in small regional streams.
(Photo Posted to Flickr by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Northeast Region)

The Southborough Conservation Commission is sponsoring a presentation on the human threat to small streams and wildlife.

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Southborough Town House Hearing Room.

The Search for Wild Brook Trout and Protecting Small Streams

Americorps-MassLIFT member Beth Gula will introduce the importance of small tributaries to communities.

Specifically, the presentation will highlight the story of how native eastern brook trout were recently rediscovered in small, high-quality streams in our region where these treasured fish were widely assumed to be eliminated due to habitat degradation. We will discuss human threats to healthy stream habitat, as well as specific ways to identify and protect coldwater streams.

The Town of Sudbury and their partnership with OARS, Trout Unlimited and Sudbury Valley Trustees will be used as an example for ways to take action at the municipal level.

The presentation is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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