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Speckled Trout: More Views From the Hill

“The streams were full of speckled trout until they built the saw mills.”– Dennis McGraw, Pioneer Life in Greenwood, 1888 The term “speckled trout,” in this report, does not refer to the saltwater species of that name, but refers to Salvelinus fontinalis,  … Continue reading

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Brookies at the Fracking Zone

I recently spent a couple afternoons looking for brook trout near the Triple Divide. To fish northern Pennsylvania in mid-winter is a rare event for me, but the weather has been warm and sadly bereft of snow. The triple watershed … Continue reading

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First Brook No-Frack Blues

Two decades ago, the regional fight against a proposed nuclear waste dump for Allegany County and New York State was more intense than this struggle. That was passionate arm-in-arm civil disobedience against the state, along with a protractive legal war, that … Continue reading

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The Slate Run Odyssey, Part 2

The raffle sponsored by the Slate Run Sportsmen was for a damn good cause. The money would help support a project aimed at scientifically identifying as many of northern Pennsylvania’s wild trout streams (previously unsurveyed) as possible before time ran … Continue reading

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