Public webinar: State of the Lake Champlain Salmonid Fisheries

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with Lake Champlain United and Trout Unlimited to host a virtual meeting with anglers on the State of the Lake Champlain Fisheries on Saturday March 27 from 1-4 p.m. 

View a recorded video of the event:

Draft Agenda

1:00 Welcome and logistics for meeting

1:10 Welcome and Overview of Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative and Strategic Plan Update with Eric Palmer VTFWD, Steve Hurst, NYSDEC, and Andrew Milliken, USFWS

1:20 Overall Salmonid Assessment Results with Bernie Pientka, VTFWD, and Nicole Balk, NYSDEC

1:40 Lake Trout Natural Reproduction and Forage Base Research with Ellen Marsden, UVM

2:00 Changes to Lake Trout Stocking with Eric Palmer, VTFWD, and Steve Hurst, NYSDEC

2:20 Lake Champlain Fish Production/Hatchery Operations with Kevin Kelsey, VTFWD, Rob Fiorentino, NYSDEC, and Henry Bouchard, USFWS

2:40 Break

2:45 Sea Lamprey Assessment & Control with Brad Young, USFWS

3:05 Draft River Run Salmon Plan and Assessment with Bill Ardren, USFWS

3:20 NY Creel Surveys and VT Angler Survey Results with Rob Fiorentino, NYSDEC, and Margaret Murphy, VTFWD

3:35 Status of Cormorant EIS  with Andrew Milliken, USFWS 

3:40 Discussion and Q & A Session facilitated by LCU/TU

4:00 Adjourn

Registration is required. Upon completing a very short registration form, attendees will be emailed a link to the event. Registration link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Lake Champlain Sea Grant / Julianna White at 802-777-7017 or seagrant [at] no later than one week before the event.

This meeting will be recorded, and presentations will be shared after the event.


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