Fish Commission proposing to add 45 streams to Wild Trout Stream designation

We just became aware of this by way of email from Katy Dunlap of Trout Unlimited.  The PFBC will be considering whether to add 45 streams/stream segments to the Wild Trout Stream list at their May 4-5, 2015 commission meeting. Some of these streams are within our area.

County Stream name Tributary to Survey date Lat Long
Lycoming Grandad Run Hessler Branch 7/10/2011 41.35706 -76.748738
Lycoming Shingle Run Bear Creek 7/12/2011 41.38193 -76.769877
Lycoming Snake Run Bear Creek 7/12/2011 41.38209 -76.78073
Lycoming South Fork Bear Creek Bear Creek 7/13/2011 41.37089 -76.74029
Lycoming Buckeye Run Otter Run 6/26/2012 41.44321 -77.36231
Lycoming Greens Hollow Mill Creek (Montoursville 7/2/2012 41.29052 -76.90299
Sullivan Joes Run Loyalsock Creek 6/9/2011 41.46269 -76.685328
Sullivan Huckle Run Loyalsock Creek 7/11/2011 41.41844

-76.71111

The PFBC is accepting public comments on the addition of these streams to the Wild Trout Stream list. Many of these streams being considered were surveyed three years ago and found to hold naturally reproducing trout populations, and we are pleased that the PFBC is taking action to ensure that they are managed property and provided protections.  There are more than 350 streams/stream segments that were surveyed from 2011-2013, and found to support naturally reproducing trout, that are on a backlog waiting to be added to the Wild Trout Stream list. TU supports the addition of these 45 streams and urges the PFBC to continue to add formally add streams to the Wild Trout Stream list that have been surveyed and found to hold naturally reproducing trout populations.

Comments can be submitted electronically (http://fishandboat.com/promo/form/advance-notice-streams.htm ), or you can send a letter to John Arway, PFBC Executive Director (cc: your PFBC commissioner) at:  1601 Elmerton Ave, PO Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA  17106-7000.  Please send comments by March 30.

About Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Welcome to the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Founded in 1964, we are one of Pennsylvania’s oldest chapters, and help protect many miles of central Pennsylvania’s finest streams. Some of our waters include Muncy Creek, Loyalsock Creek, Black Hole Creek and Lycoming Creek
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