Maryland TU Member Honored by F&S for Conservation Work

 TU volunteer Doug Hutzell has been named as a finalist in this year’s Field and Stream Heroes of Conservation contest.  Doug, a life member of TU’s Seneca Valley chapter, is a major force behind the restoration of Beaver Creek, Maryland’s largest limestoner.  Congrats, Doug! 

Less than an hour-and-a-half drive from TU’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Beaver Creek boasts a fine wild brown trout population thanks to the work Doug and his neighbors have done to improve habitat there.  A bunch of organizations have helped out along the way, but Doug’s been driving the effort.  It helps that he designs stream restoration projects for a nearby engineering firm. 

Field and Stream put together a great video on the restoration Beaver Creek this spring.  Check it out: http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/conservationist/2013/06/hero-day-2013-improving-wild-trout-habitat-western-maryland

TU just received a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to design the final phase of Beaver’s restoration—a stretch crossing three private properties that are bookended by two already-restored sections of stream.  Next year, we’ll be asking anglers and others for help building this last phase.  Doug, no doubt, will be leading the charge.

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said on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

This is great, I'm always happy to see how well TU is represented in the Heroes of Conservation contests.

That video is great. How cool to find a forgotten population of wild browns!

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