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Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 To Meet In Person Tuesday, Sept. 7
Lori Maloney of West Virginia will speak to the local Trout Unlimited group via Zoom.
Tiadaghton Chapter #688 of Trout Unlimited will meet this coming Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Wellsboro Community Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro.
Each month now through May 2022, Chapter #688 meetings will be on the first Tuesday at the Wellsboro Community Center. The business and general meetings are free and open to the public. Participants do not have to be a member to attend.
Featured speaker Lori Maloney will talk to the group via Zoom on a big screen. Her topic is “A Re-Introduction to the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture: Ensuring Our Grandchildren Can Catch Wild, Native Brook Trout.”
Prior to moving to West Virginia in 2016, Maloney lived in Wellsboro, was the Tioga County Conservation District watershed specialist and very involved with the local TU chapter.
Maloney is coordinator for the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture, a unique partnership between state and federal agencies, regional and local governments, businesses, conservation organizations, academia, scientific societies, and private citizens.
Based out of West Virginia, Maloney is employed by the Canaan Valley Institute, a restoration organization dedicated to providing Central Appalachia with clean rivers and streams.
“Brook trout are part of the heritage of the Appalachian mountains,” Maloney said. “They require the coldest, cleanest streams. Where you have brook trout you know the watershed is healthy. Unfortunately they are facing habitat loss due to a variety of threats. In a time of increasing droughts, floods, and warming temperatures, how can we ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy this beautiful fish?” she asked.
Maloney will discuss how the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture – an organization committed to protecting and restoring fishable brook trout populations across its range in the United States from Georgia to Maine – and local groups like Tiadaghton Trout Unlimited – can work together to keep native brook trout on the map. In fact, in 2008 Tiadaghton Trout Unlimited was a recipient of EBTJV funding for habitat improvement of Asaph Run. Those attending her presentation will view some online mapping tools that show where native brook trout occur and what locations would be good choices for future habitat restoration projects or protection.
For more information, email President Jere White at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (570) 662-2167.