The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is developing a new plan for inland trout stream management based on updated scientific information and public meetings held across the state in 2017.
Prior to completing the draft plan, DEC fisheries managers would like to meet with trout stream anglers to explain the proposed approach, answer questions, and solicit feedback.
Ten additional public meetings around the state are scheduled between Oct. 1 and Nov. 12 to facilitate these discussions. The schedule of dates and locations can be found online on DEC’s website.
The meetings will feature a presentation introducing the primary tenets of the plan including stocking, wild trout management, fishing regulations, and access. The presentation will be followed by a discussion period during which attendees can ask questions and provide informed comment.
DEC plans on releasing a draft trout stream management plan for public comment later this year. Read more stories about trout angling at the Adirondack Almanack here.
Photo of spawning lake trout courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.