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Fish Health Starts on Land

Unlike fish that inhabit larger waterways, many threats to stream fish can be traced back to improper management of land adjacent to the stream corridor.

Stream fish are some of the most threatened species of organisms worldwide. Unlike fish that inhabit larger waterways, many threats to stream fish can be traced back to improper management of land adjacent to the stream corridor. This presentation discusses the threats to stream fish communities, common warning signs that in-stream habitat is declining, and the actions landowners can take to protect and improve stream habitat. There is a special emphasis on coldwater stream communities, including trout streams commonly found throughout Pennsylvania.

Presenter

Shannon White, PhD Candidate, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.