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November 17, 2022

Trout Unlimited eyes stream restoration on forest lands

  • The initiative aims to increase the pace and scale of watershed restoration.
  • By KEITH RIDLER
    Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho — U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a five-year, $40 million agreement with the conservation group Trout Unlimited to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands that contain key habitat for trout and salmon.

    The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday the agreement includes cleaning up abandoned mines, removing barriers to fish passage and other stream habitat improvements. The agency said that more than 40% of trout streams in the U.S. flow through nearly 200 million acres of national forests and grasslands.


     
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