TU225 Monthly Membership Meeting

The Narragansett Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU225) will host its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM, at the Coventry / West Greenwich Elks Lodge, 42 Nooseneck Hill Road (Rte. 3, Exit 6 off of Rte. 95), West Greenwich, R.I. 02817.

This will be the second of our “indoor” meetings, presentations, and lectures of fall/winter season.    We will be discussing ongoing, upcoming, and completed educational events, projects, and activities that the chapter has and will be involved in during the year and available on our website calendar at www.narragansett.tu.org.

This second “off the river” meeting will allow our members and guests to network, tell fishing and fly tying tales of the past summer months, discuss fall fishing tactics, and other items of interest. A 50/50 raffle, with proceeds benefiting the chapter and its mission: “To conserve, protect, restore, and sustain the cold-water fisheries and their watersheds in Rhode Island through collaborative, educational, and environmental activities” will be available for sale prior to the meeting.

For something new this month, the chapter will be serving pizza and drinks at 6:30. A short business meeting will begin at 7:00, with our presentation starting at 7:15.

We are pleased to have Tyson Morrill presenting “A case study of how science, stream classification, and habitat assessment assisted on the planning and execution of one of the largest watershed restoration projects in NH”

Tyson Morrill, M.S. Biology candidate from Plymouth State University (NH) will be discussing the process of designing research supporting the protection and management of Eastern brook trout populations related to an ongoing study in northern NH. Beginning with watershed-wide crossing assessments, four years of collaborative research has culminated in the replacement of five undersized road crossings, habitat improvement and a long-term research study to continue assessing wild, headwater populations. Benefitting from collaboration of numerous non-profit, state and federal agencies, this research-driven case study analyzes the need for large-scale restoration ecology in aquatic systems. As brook trout populations decline across their native range, there is a increasing need to understand the importance of protecting intact populations by increasing awareness of private citizens, sportsmen and scientists alike who can contribute to unified conservation goals.

For additional information, please contact Chapter President Glenn Place 1-401-225-7712 or email TU225President@gmail.com For additional information about Trout Unlimited, please visit our web site and Facebook page http://narragansett.tu.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Trout-Unlimited-Narragansett-Chapter