At the January 23 – 24, 2017 meeting of the PA Fish and Boat Commissioners, they will be considering changes to its list of wild trout streams and the wild trout waters. There are 136 streams statewide and we have 13 streams within our region being considered. Last year, the PFBC added 463 streams to the growing list of wild trout streams, and we want this number to grow.
Below are the links to see the full list of streams that the PFBC proposes to add to the Class A and Wild Trout streams.
Class A Streams: http://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm?title_number=ClassA-Jan2017
Wild Trout Streams: http://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm?title_number=WildTroutJan2017
The deadline for submitting comments is December 19, 2016 and can be done by submitting them in writing to:
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
PO Box 67000
Harrisburg, PA 17106-6000
You can also submit you comments electronically by completing the form found at http://www.fishandboat.com/regcomments
Feel free to draft your own letter. But if you prefer, you can cut and paste the sample comment below. Bonus points for adding a sentence or two about the work that you do in your territory. Also, the more comments we submit, the better. It would be great if multiple members of the chapter file letters of support.
I am a member of the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and I’m writing in support of the proposed changes to the list of Class A Wild Trout Waters and Wild Trout Streams, under consideration at the January 2017 meeting of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. All of these streams support significant populations of naturally reproducing trout, which indicates that they are waters of exceptional quality and worthy of special protection.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Commission for its ongoing effort to survey and protect the wild trout streams of Pennsylvania.