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

Zelazny/McClure (marvin at
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 22:09:38 -0400

>In a message dated 96-02-04 23:25:18 EST, springfish at (Peter
>J. Unmack) writes:
>> 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

Before passing judgement, I'd need more context. The brown trout population
is already there. Would you get rid of it? Is there a native population of
trout to restore? What is the objective of the conservation park?