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Pennsylvania

  • Conservation

    TRCP and TU release video on Klondike property

    Pennsylvania’s Klondike Property near the headwaters of the Lehigh River is featured in a new video from Trout Unlimited and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. The short video — the third in a series — highlights the crucial role the Keystone Fund has played in helping to preserve and promote this important section of state game lands. Stay tuned for more videos highlighting why the…

  • Delaware River Basin Commission bans fracking in watershed

    As infrastructure to support natural gas extraction expanded across the Appalachians over the past decade, the Delaware River Basin remained untouched as the group responsible for the coordinated management of the watershed considered the practice.  Now, after years of uncertainty, a vote by the Delaware River Basin Commission has formalized a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing — often called “fracking” — in the basin.  In a special business meeting on Feb. 25, 2021, commissioners…

  • Conservation

    Federal budget includes boost for Delaware basin

    Trout Unlimited’s efforts in the Delaware River Basin will get a boost as a result of the federal 2021 budget.  The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $10 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. The sum is a modest increase from the $9.7 million budgeted last fiscal year.  The…

  • Conservation

    A wet road is no place for wild trout

    By Mark Taylor  During her hundreds of days wearing an electrofishing backpack in Pennsylvania, Kathleen Lavelle has searched for trout in just about every kind of stream, from tiny trickles to plunging, boisterous mountain rivers.  But on a day in August 2019, she experienced something new.  Lavelle and her crew were shocking fish in a road. …

  • Conservation

    Trout and conservation get two big wins in Pennsylvania

    By Rob Shane Pennsylvania’s trout fisheries were on the receiving end of two conservation wins recently.   The first is passage of legislation that will pump much needed revenue into the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s coffers.  The second is the long-awaited release of the 2020-2024 Draft Trout Stream Management Plan.   Over the past 16 years, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has not been able to implement a fishing license fee…