New TU stream restoration tech returns to NY roots

Jeremiah Stone is the new stream restoration technician in New York and Connecticut.

Jeremiah Stone's love for nature stems from a childhood full of fishing and adventure in Upstate New York.  

Stone joined the Trout Unlimited staff in 2022 as the full-time Stream Restoration Technician for the Northeast Coldwater Habitat Program covering New York and Connecticut. In this role he will support TU Northeast’s New York field based research and activities.  

Prior to graduating from Syracuse University in 2017, Stone worked seasonally with the nonprofit Sierra Club–Atlantic Chapter, based in Albany, New York. His work there focused on the Hudson River watershed and aided in the development of a subsistence-based community and angler education program.  

During this time, he also worked for the non-profit Atlantic States Legal Foundation based out of Syracuse. Through this internship, Jeremiah worked to develop fishing advisory signage and educational outreach materials for Onondaga Lake.  

After graduating from Syracuse, Stone spent the next five years traveling the country in search of fisheries research opportunities — his true passion. 

The first stop was for two years in Alaska, where he conducted Arctic Grayling research. Jeremiah then traveled to Georgia and Florida to conduct work on assessing the juvenile recruitment populations of Gulf and Atlantic Sturgeon.  

Following these incredible research opportunities, Jeremiah traveled back to the Northeast and spent nearly a year working with Vermont Fish and Wildlife based out of Springfield, Vt., before taking his current position with Trout Unlimited and moving back to his native state to be closer to family. Jeremiah is currently based out of Albany. 

It was not just the animal and aquatic life Stone took notice of on his childhood adventures. Entranced by the habitat, the color of the rocks, the moss that grew along the fallen trees, and the sounds that came with the rushing water.  

This upbringing and genuine love for the nature has provided the framework for his life’s work and dedication to protecting the environment in any way he can. In his free time, he is an avid fly fisherman, antique collector, artist and woodworker.  

Jeremiah looks forward to working with TU’s members and supporters across New York and Connecticut. He can be reached at 

By Mark Taylor. A native of rural southern Oregon, Mark Taylor has lived in Virginia since serving a stint as a ship-based naval officer in Norfolk. He joined the TU staff in 2014 after a 20-year run as a newspaper journalist, the final 16 as the outdoors editor of the Roanoke Times. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in Roanoke with his wife and, when they're home from college, his twin daughters.