LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will open a meetings for public comment on their plan to manage trout stream waters, including waters in Livingston County.
According to a press release from the DEC, attendees get to watch a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015. Then they can provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams.
“Since 1990, DEC has generally managed trout streams for a desired catch rate. DEC fisheries managers seek to examine how well the current management goal fits the purpose of satisfying the desires of today’s recreational trout stream anglers,” said the DEC. “Understanding the fishery characteristics valued most by trout stream anglers will help DEC biologists identify and develop effective future management strategies.”
The meeting is Monday, Oct. 23 at NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. The address is 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414.
This is not the only such meeting in the region, however. There will be an earlier meeting Hammondsport High School on Thursday, Oct. 19 from
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. The address is 8260 Main Street Ext., Hammondsport, NY 14840.
Additional information on trout stream management, the purpose of the public meeting series, and the dates, times, and locations of additional meetings are available on DEC’s website here.