Maine Audubon is looking for anglers to help locate more of our very special native brook trout. Audubon is gearing up for their eight season of the Brook Trout Survey Project.
While they have many returning volunteers for this important project, they could use more, which would allow them to survey more waters. Please consider helping with this important project. You can choose the pond or stream you’d like to survey at their website: www.tumaine.org/brooktrout.htm.
Audubon reports that you can survey alone or with a buddy (preferred if you are going somewhere remote). The best time to complete coastal stream surveys is April through mid-June and the best time to complete pond surveys is May through mid-July and again in September. However, surveys can be completed any time between ice-out and September 30.
More information about the pond and stream surveys including the 2018 lists, volunteer materials, maps, and more can be found at www.tumaine.org/brooktrout.htm.
More information about stream surveys can be found at www.tumaine.org/coastalstreamsurvey.htm.
In the meantime, Audubon says you may contact Jeff Reardon, Brook Trout Project Director, Trout Unlimited JReardon@tu.org, (207) 615-9200 with any questions. You can also contact Audubon’s Annica McGuirk, firstname.lastname@example.org, (207) 781-2330 x219 to sign up for ponds or streams you would like to survey.
Do this today!