Brodhead Chapter Trout Unlimited Pocono Creek Project Phase 1 Update

On Thursday June 16, 2016 and Saturday June 18, 2016, members of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited contracted All Construction and Repair (http://poconosexcavation.com/) to place rocks that had been previously donated by Northampton Community College (https://www.northampton.edu/) in a section of the Pocono Creek owned by the Pocono Heritage Land Trust (http://www.phlt.org/). A portion of this project was funded with a grant from Patagonia Outdoor Clothing and Gear (http://www.patagonia.com/us/home). The rocks were placed strategically to narrow the low flow channel of a historically widened streambed and provide some diversity of cover for both fish and macroinvertebrate habitat. The Chapter plans to place signs prohibiting the harvesting of trout in the stream section and to do post construction testing to compare to the pre construction analysis conducted in August of 2015.

By Brennan Sang.