Across Pennsylvania, fishing and hunting resources are at risk. In recent years, Pennsylvania has become the epicenter for Marcellus Shale energy development in the East, as companies flock to the gas-rich area to drill for gas more than a mile below the earth's surface. Trout Unlimited supports responsible energy development, as long as the right safeguards are in place and the development is occurring in the right places. Still, some places have such high resource value and are so special to anglers, that drilling should be limited or prohibited. Here you'll find examples of these special places, why they are at risk, and how they can be protected.
A shale gas development staging area in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Forest
By Paula Piatt
To walk the state forests and state parks in Pennsylvania gives you little indication of what lies beneath. A mile below those headwater streams and wild game habitat, the Marcellus Shale is a prize to be... [ READ MORE... ]
Pennsylvania’s public lands are vast – that’s part of what makes them special.
By Paula Piatt
Pennsylvania’s public lands are vast.
Large tracts of habitat – both woods and waters – that are home to all sorts of critters. And occasionally to the two-legged variety fortunate enough to pay a visit... [ READ MORE... ]
By Katy Dunlap
As we have seen over the past year, one of the biggest threats to Pennsylvania’s native and wild trout populations comes from the halls of the Capitol in Harrisburg. In its latest attempt to weaken protections for trout streams, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a bill that... [ READ MORE... ]
As part of a Commonwealth Court order released last week, Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have agreed not to lease any more additional state forest or park land until the court makes a decision on a larger court case, filed two years ago by the... [ READ MORE... ]
Location: Southcentral Pennsylvania
Type of stream: Limestone spring creek
Angling methods: Fly, spin
Species: Brown trout
Supporting Services: Carlisle, Boiling Springs
Short take: The most challenging chalk stream in the East
Handicapped Access: Yes
Closest... [ READ MORE... ]
Location: Northcentral Pennsylvania
Type of stream: Freestone
Angling methods: Fly
Species: Brown, brook trout
Supporting Services: Slate Run
Short take: Maybe a little easier to fish than Slate Run, but maybe not!
Handicapped Access: None
Closest Chapter:... [ READ MORE... ]
Paula Piatt, TU's Eastern Sportsmen Organizer, will present her talk, "Shared Habitat" which focuses on the potential impacts of shale gas drilling and its associated construction activities on fish and wildlife habitats, the sportsman's experience, and ways sportsmen can protect the habitat at the... [ READ MORE... ]
On the opening day of Trout Season in Pennsylvania volunteers from the Knights of Columbus, Stroud Township, and the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited organized the annual Children's Fishing Contest on the pond at Brodhead Creek Park in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania.
Volunteers organized the prizes,... [ READ MORE... ]
On Wednesday April 9th 2014 leaders from the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited #289 spent the day with PAFBC Executive Director John Arway on a tour of the Poconos public fishing areas. The tour started on the Pocono Creek in Tannersville, PA in an area that the Chapter is planning to do instream... [ READ MORE... ]