Massachusetts brook trout conservation area growing

Franklin Land Trust recently acquired for conservation 154 acres in Heath, Mass., abutting its 96-acre Crowningshield Conservation Area, also in Heath. The purchase — which took place on June 25, 2020, from the Gudell Family — increases the size of a tract important for protection and conservation of native brook trout. It was supported by funding … Read more

Newsletter highlights successes in New England

From reconnection projects to in-stream habitat restoration, Trout Unlimited’s staff had a great year in New England in 2019, and are teed up for another big one in 2020. The efforts helped improve access to dozens of miles of previously out-of-reach streams for the region’s trout and other stream-dwellers, while also improving habitat in rivers … Read more

Mark and his dad

Mark looks different, but the same. Twin swatches of grey hair above his ears. Still fit, his full mane of hair—something he, his Dad, and older brother, David, share—maybe thinning just a tad. His eyes are red.  Mark was maybe my best friend in college. He was a tight-end. I was a wide receiver. We … Read more