Time to help with brook trout survey

Maine Audubon is again sponsoring a brook trout survey this year. The information collected is very important to our effort to protect and enhance our remarkable population of native brook trout.

I hope you will sign up to participate in this year’s survey. Here is the information I received from Maine Audubon.  

Happy Spring! It’s time to go fishing. And we need your help.

We are ready for another season of the Brook Trout Survey Project and looking forward to working with you on what will surely be another great season of finding Maine’s wild brook trout!

A big thank you to all of our returning volunteers and a big welcome to new volunteers who are joining the survey!

We encourage you to sign up early for the pond or stream you would like to survey. To find a pond or stream that interests you, visit the website at www.tumaine.org/brooktrout.htm, select a pond or stream and let us know what you have chosen.  We will update the list periodically to reflect this.

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 2019 lists, volunteer materials, maps, and more can be found at www.tumaine.org/brooktrout.htm.

Please feel free to contact Jeff Reardon, Brook Trout Project Director, Trout Unlimited JReardon@tu.org, (207) 615-9200 with any questions. Please contact Maine Audubon, brooktrout@maineaudubon.org, or call Beth Pauls at (207) 781-2330 x273 to sign up for ponds or streams you would like to survey. It’s going to be a great season!


Sally Stockwell
Director of Conservation




George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.