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Old 08-26-2011, 09:07 AM
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Default Mink Brook Study, Hanover, NH

Just wanted to let everyone know, especially folks living in the Upper Valley that Chip Brown of Etna, NH will be sharing the results of the the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture study that took place on Mink Brook last month. Mink Brook is native brook trout stream that flows from Etna, NH through Hanover and empties into the Connecticut River. The presentation will take place at the Greater Upper Valley Area Chapter of Trout Unlimited's monthly meeting at Hanover Outdoors, 17 1/2 Lebanon Street in Hanover NH. New members and guests are encouraged to attend. Presentation starts at 6:30!
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In case anyone wants a bit more info:

http://tu226.wordpress.com/2011/08/2...apter-meeting/
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Let me guess, areas that are small and heavily shaded had many small brook trout. Areas that lacked shade had few trout.
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I have fished that brook and have always caught so many nice brook trout some bigger ones but nothing huge . and sulfur just like any stream or brook your correct but that's correct for all small brooks i fish how did you guess i guess what i would want to know is what was the goal of the study?
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Ziggy, I'm guessing the goals were to map out the brook trout population status for the Eastern Brook trout joint venutures. Next I'm guessing the goal would be to establish buffers so that areas that lack shade can be encouraged to have buffers and shade. That would cut down on the erosion, allow natural meander patterns, natural sediment transport and deposition resulting in better pool habitat for adults, better recruitment of large wood for cover, better and cleaner gravel for spawning (sorted by that wood), reduced sediment so rocks are not imbedded resulting in better juvenile habitat for trout and insects.
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Ziggy, I'm guessing the goals were to map out the brook trout population status for the Eastern Brook trout joint venutures. Next I'm guessing the goal would be to establish buffers so that areas that lack shade can be encouraged to have buffers and shade. That would cut down on the erosion, allow natural meander patterns, natural sediment transport and deposition resulting in better pool habitat for adults, better recruitment of large wood for cover, better and cleaner gravel for spawning (sorted by that wood), reduced sediment so rocks are not imbedded resulting in better juvenile habitat for trout and insects.
Wow were you the one running the study LOL.... thanks sulfur for the response . it was really educational . i have little back ground in why they would actually do this . this all makes sense . who decides what brooks get studied? is that Fish and game?
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:09 PM
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No just in a wierd mood because I got a supoena to testify in a custody dispute to honest.

I think the state of the partners with the EBJV are looking to fully map out the status of brook trout in New Hampshire and this area may have been part of a knowledge deficit. Now that's corrected. Furthermore, if you understand and define a problem, then you are in a position to solve a problem. Land use, culverts, dams are the usual suspects.

Then there is the knowledge gap. The understanding that most people have is far different from those people people conducting the study. That's why it's important to blab a lot about it. It's just how they spread religion and all that other stuff. Blab about it until it becomes embedded in culture.


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Wow were you the one running the study LOL.... thanks sulfur for the response . it was really educational . i have little back ground in why they would actually do this . this all makes sense . who decides what brooks get studied? is that Fish and game?
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