Fish Grow on Trees

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Region: Northeast
Location: Vermont, USA
Species: Brook Trout,
Ecosystem: Freshwater
Human Activities: Recreational Fishing
Habitat: River
Climate Impact: Warming Water, Habitat Loss

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Author: Courtney Buckley.  Audiences: Recreational fishers, private landowners, nature-lovers, outdoor recreationists.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife has found a lack of housing, or fish habitat, is the primary factor limiting trout populations in cold streams. These populations are threatened by a history of removing tree shade and woody debris from these historically cold waters and the future climate predictions of increasing water temperatures. VFWD and partners are successfully restoring fish habitat through tree plantings & wood strategically added to streams. Find out how local residents can help protect trout and their cold water housing by having trees planted for free along their waterways.

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