TU in Action: Stream restoration in Pennsylvania; fish passage on the Weber; brookies back in Tennessee, and more

TU is working with conservation parnters in Tennesee to reintroduce native brook trout in Little Stony Creek.

Editor’s note: TU volunteers are in the news every single day. Here are just a few examples of how TU’s volunteers are making fishing better this week.

The Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Pennsylvania is about to break ground on an ambitious stream restoration project on a wild trout stream in Lebanon County, and once it’s done, Snitz Creek’s native brook trout will have a fighting chance at a long-term future.

The project, funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, will improve in-stream habitat for native fish, remove noxious weeds, improve bank stabilization and provide a hard-pan crossing for livestock. The project will cost $171,300.

“This is a continuation of improvements in an impaired watershed,” Doc Fritchey Chapter President Russ Collins told Outdoor News. “The project will greatly improve the quality of the water when the entire project is finished. It was a high-priority area in terms of working on some of the tributaries that feed into the Quittapahilla and marks the beginning of our chapter’s efforts in the complete restoration of the watershed.”

Here are some other examples of how TU volunteers and staffers around the country are making fishing better for everyone:

By Chris Hunt.