Trout population surveys were conducted annually from 1997 through 2015 at 3 stations on the West Branch and 2 stations on Ranch Brook. Trout population surveys consisted of multiple run sampling with a 500-volt DC stream-side electrofisher. Survey sections were generally 250 ft in length and were conducted during the summer months (July-early August) when stream flow had subsided and brook trout young-of-year (yoy) became large enough to effectively sample.
This evaluation initially focused on the potential effects of ski area development and snowmaking water withdrawals on brook trout populations, these data also provide valuable insights into the effects of broader environmental variables over the long term.
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Status - Active
Start date: 1997-07-24