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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pennsylvania's New Web Page Lists Proposed Wild Trout Waters

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) has put up a new web page that lists the waters they propose for listing as wild trout water.

Dave Miko, chief of the PFBC’s Division of Fisheries Management explains, “The wild trout designation is a biological classification which indicates that a stream is producing and sustaining a natural trout population.” He adds, “It’s important because streams with this designation, and their associated wetlands, are entitled to greater regulatory protection.” 

The PFBC and cooperating partners have sampled the waters on the list and feel they meet all the criteria to come under their Class A wild trout stream designation.

Before these streams become officially listed the board of commissioners have to approve it.  On the top of their web page is a link for Streams Officially Proposed for Listing This is where you want to go to make your comments. Comments are accepted for 60 days from the date the proposal is posted.

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