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||
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.