Sunday, December 11, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Drought takes toll on Lehigh Valley streams. Is emergency pending?
Two puddles of water were all that remained last week in an area of the Little Lehigh Creek designated for fly
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This year, Congress has a chance to take a major step in protecting one of the most important ecological resources on the East Coast. Lawmakers from both parties have long supported a new Delaware River Basin Restoration Program to coordinate conservation efforts in the watershed and set aside $5 million in competitive matching grants.
I greatly appreciate recent efforts by U.S. Rep. Dent, Sen. Casey and their congressional colleagues to advocate for this watershed, and I urge them to push for inclusion of this important program in the final version of the Water Resources Development Act. It's an opportunity not to be missed.
The basin provides drinking water for 5 percent of the American population. This legislation would support the sort of work Trout Unlimited volunteers do to protect, reconnect and restore cold-water streams. This work does not just improve fish habitat; it also promotes clean water, improves flood resiliency and strengthens local economies supported by millions of sportsmen's dollars.
This program would prioritize and help fund a multitude of programs like these. Now is the time to put the Delaware on par with other major U.S. watersheds receiving dedicated federal support, from the Great Lakes to the Chesapeake.
The writer is president of the Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
LINK to original printed in the Morning Call.
Friday, November 18, 2016
The next Monocacy Chapter monthly meeting with be on Tuesday Nov. 22nd. The meeting will begin at 7pm at ILLICK'S MILL. Please note this is not our normal meeting location.
This months meeting will be an inter- active discussion with Bighorn Angler Owner Steve Galletta (www.bighornangler.com). Steve has been a supporter of our fly fishing film tour event for the past 2 years, generously donating a guided float trip.
If you are thinking about traveling out West to trout fish, this program is not to be missed.
Hope to see you there.
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Taking Down Dams and Letting the Fish Flow
BANGOR, Me. — Joseph Zydlewski, a research biologist with the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit of the United States Geological Survey, drifted in a boat on the Penobscot River, listening to a crackling radio receiver. The staccato clicks told him that one of the shad that his team had outfitted with a transmitter was swimming somewhere below.