My niece, Emily Bastian, who is posed here wearing a huge grin and holding a big brook trout she caught recently in the Magalloway River, under the “Brook Trout Trio” post, started her new job with Maine Audubon in early June. She is working in their office in Falmouth, Maine.
Emily is the coordinator for the Brook Trout Pond Survey, a cooperative project involving Maine Audubon, The Maine Council of Trout Unlimited, and The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
This effort is under way with a list of 187 ponds in the Moosehead Lake area of the state. Volunteers are needed to help assess brook trout populations in ponds, many of which have never been surveyed. Volunteering involves —- guess what ? Fishing!
Please click on this link to read more about the project, its goals, and how you can help. When you open it, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the tabs on the right for more information:
Instructions are there for what you need to do to get involved.