Re: protection of brown trout information/referral (fwd)

Peter J. Unmack (springfish at mail.utexas.edu)
Sun, 4 Feb 1996 22:03:42 -0600

> I am with the Montgomery County Planning Department in
> Maryland and we are trying to protect a brown trout
> population in a suburban area. We are in the process of
> acquiring large tracts of land for conservation parks and
> are limiting impervious surfaces in the watershed to 10
> percent.

Seems funny how much money some people will put into protecting certain
exotic species. If only native fish were as sexy to most folk as exotic
ones....... All done in the name of conservation too. I wonder what effect
this has on the native fauna and what considerations are going into the
impacts of brown trout before they spend the money on so called "habitat
improvement"?

Just out of curiosity, other than the impacts of brown trout on native
salmonid populations, has any other work been done demonstating negative
impacts of brown trout on other North American native fish?

Tootles

Peter