For just the third time this decade, Pennsylvania is proposing to formally upgrade a package of 41 Class A streams to “High Quality,” or HQ, which ensures they receive special water quality protections. This is the culmination of a long process. Step 1 is electrofishing streams in search of naturally reproducing trout. Step 2 is pushing for PFBC to list them as wild trout streams; we do this advocacy each quarter. This is Step 3, formal listing as HQ in PA’s regulations.
TU has pushed for these upgrades for several years now, and we want to demonstrate our support by submitting comments in favor. Please go to an Action Alert (https://www.tu.org/conservation/action-center/?vvsrc=%2Fcampaigns%2F65624%2Frespond) page for more information and to submit comments. The deadline is May 7.