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March 28, 2013

Free Outdoor Adventure Talk:  Restoring Brook Trout Habitat

Brook Trout
Eastern Brook Trout

CONCORD, N.H. – Here's your chance to learn about Eastern brook trout, one of New Hampshire's most prized native fish, and what biologists and local communities are doing to restore the habitat they need in New Hampshire. Fisheries Habitat Biologist John Magee will present a free outdoor adventure talk on restoring brook trout habitat on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Admission is free; no preregistration is required.

Colorful Eastern brook trout, or "brookies" are threatened by disappearing habitat, rising temperatures, changing water quality and disconnection from their spawning habitat. At Magee's talk, you'll learn about the work Fish and Game biologists, partnering organizations, volunteers and concerned anglers are doing to improve habitat for New Hampshire's most beloved fish, work that will benefit all anglers and anyone that cares about clean water.

"The stream restoration work being done in New Hampshire today directly benefits anglers," said Magee. "I am also interested in hearing your ideas for additional fish habitat restoration projects for New Hampshire's streams and lakes."

Magee has been the Fish Habitat Biologist at NH Fish and Game Department since 2004, focusing on fish habitat restoration in streams and rivers. He has conducted research on the effects of pollutants on fish and other aquatic animals, as well as the impact of acid rain on the physiology and migratory behavior of Atlantic salmon smolts.

The brook trout talk is part of a series of free outdoor adventure talks being offered by N.H. Fish and Game this spring on Wednesday evenings through May 8, 2013. This year's lineup covers a wide range of outdoor topics, from selecting a canoe or kayak to conserving bats, butterflies, turtles and snakes. Check out what's coming up at wildnh.com/Newsroom/2013/Q1/outdoor_talks_all.html.

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