Tuesday, June 5, 2018

They’re Off! College Students Research Brook Trout On Route 6 Trek In Northern Tier

College students from the PA Trout Unlimited’s  5 Rivers clubs have begun a month-long trek across Pennsylvania’s U.S. Route 6. Their purpose is to explore, do research, collect data and still have time do a little bit of fishing in the Northern Tier’s famed brook trout breeding grounds.
They will be supported by the Fish and Boat Commission, three colleges including Mansfield University, Keystone College and the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, National Trout Unlimited staff, and a plethora of Trout Unlimited chapter members from across the top of Pennsylvania.
The students were given assignments by a committee set up in that region for data collection and research. The students will start at Keystone College in Lackawanna County and begin their trek on the New Jersey border, moving west until they receive their next set of instructions from the committee at Mansfield in Tioga County.
They will repeat the process heading west to Bradford in McKean County. In the final week they will head back to Keystone College to present their data and findings.
The committees at each location will include chapter volunteers, fisheries professionals from PFBC, full time National TU staff, professors from each college and a member from PATU Council.
This endeavor will be funded by sponsors and donors, which includes a major portion from PFBC.
It is our hope that these students will be able to use this project for an internship and also to help develop their capstone projects for graduation.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the PA Council of Trout Unlimited website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates (top of page).  Like them on Facebook.  Follow PATU on Twitter.   Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to support their work.
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