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Tellico SA Brook Trout Hatchery (click on image to enlarge)

Welcome to Brook Trout Happenings,  a blog designed to be a current source of information for activities surrounding a unique partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, conservation organizations, and many other important federal, state, and private partners involved in an initiative to propagate wild Southern Appalachian brook trout fingerlings for book trout restoration projects in streams throughout the Southern Appalachians.

What is the hatchery’s purpose? why is one needed? and what does it hope to contribute to Southern Appalachian brook trout restoration?  Beginning with the next post, and summarized from a presentation developed by Jim Herrig, Forest Aquatic Biologist with the Cherokee National Forest, we’ll describe how the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout Hatchery works, it’s mission and objectives and what the partnership hopes to accomplish.


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