Brook Trout Swim in incredibly clear water in West Virginia.
A twelve minute video on the Smith Creek restoration happening in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
A fifteen minute video, produced by Trout Unlimited, on why brook trout are an important variable within aquatic habitats and why they are referred to as "the canary in the coal mine". This video is a great demonstration of why brook trout are important to you and me.
Check out this great video that the Chesapeake Bay Program produced showcasing a brook trout restoration project in West Virginia. This project was constructed by Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Services Agency.
Close your eyes. You’re in an ancient spruce forest surrounding a stream. You hear the soft trickle of water moving slowly over pebbles and stones. In the stream called Shavers Fork swims mottled, glimmering brook trout.
They are the symbol that water is “the cleanest of clean,” says West Virginia University wildlife and fisheries resources professor Todd Petty.
A team at WVU has been working for years with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to examine all of the factors that led to warmer temperatures, a wider and shallower stream and other changes that over time threatened the brook trout productivity of this important natural and economic resource.
In this new mini-documentary, you can experience the Shavers Fork story from industrial development to current scientific advances, such as drone technology, that are being used to preserve the brook trout habitat.
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