Post Irene – Impacts to Wild Trout Populations

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has posted a report on their website to help us better understand the potential impact to wild trout populations after the traumatic events following Hurricane Irene. In previous studies, research has found that wild populations tend to rebound quickly after major flood events, usually within a year or two. Of more concern is the unknown impact of flood recovery activities on aquatic habitat, largely channelization and excessive streambed excavation. To view the full report, click here.