Trout Unlimited hosts talk on Crowningshield preserve

The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder
Diane Broncaccio
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
SHELBURNE FALLS — Summer heat and drought can be hard on native cold-water fish such as brook trout, which is why the preservation of stream habitat on the old Crowningshield farm in Heath has been a priority for Trout Unlimited and the Franklin Land Trust. The West Branch Brook, also called the West Branch of the North River, is a headwater stream for native brook trout within the Deerfield River watershed, explains Will Sloan Anderson, head land steward for the Land Trust. “This is an area that can act as a refuge for trout in warm weather, because of its (shady) cover. It’s not too steep, it’s oxygenated water — a natural refrigerator for this cold-water species.”
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:30

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