Future bright for premier wild trout fishery in the East
The Delaware River is working to bring back trout populations with new infrastructure laws. Check this article out from Trout Unlimited.
“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps TU and partners boost efforts in the Delaware River watershed
Juggling three balls can be tricky.
That’s how many projects Jo-Anne Humphreys has had on her plate this year as a stream restoration specialist for Trout Unlimited’s Northeast Coldwater Habitat Program.
“It’s been my busiest professional year ever,” said Humphreys, who has more than 20 years of experience in the conservation field. With a laugh she added, “It’s been great, but I’ll be ready to take a breath when the field season is over.”
Humphreys may get a brief respite from digging in the dirt when the snow starts falling in New York, where most of her projects are. But 2023 will be another humdinger, as TU and partners continue to expand their restoration efforts in the Delaware River Basin, at the heart of which is one of the best trout fisheries in the East.
Wild trout fisheries get a lift from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Over the past five years, TU and its key ally in the region, the Friends of the Upper Delaware River, have worked collaboratively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District, and other partners to invest nearly $5 million in an array of conservation projects in the region.
That number will grow significantly as the result of several recently announced new projects, many of them made possible by a $26.1 million funding infusion from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed last year.
The Delaware River courses through four states—New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware—and its 13,539-square-mile watershed supports water supplies that serve more than 13 million people, including New York City’s residents.”
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