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For Release: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DEC to Hold Public Meetings on Trout Stream Management in Erie and Cattaraugus Counties

Two meetings scheduled in early October

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that it will hold two public meetings in Region 9 this fall as part of a series of statewide meetings on trout stream management. The meetings will provide an overview of the state's approach to trout stream management and elicit feedback from anglers regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout stream waters.

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015. Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity a to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams.

The upcoming meetings are scheduled for:
Tuesday, October 3rd
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY 14043
Directions to Reinstein Woods

Thursday, October 5th
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Region 9 Sub-Office
182 East Union Street
Allegany, NY 14706
Directions to Region 9 Allegany Office

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. Understanding the fishery characteristics valued most by trout stream anglers will help DEC biologists to identify and develop effective future management strategies.

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.

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