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Donated Christmas trees get second life as fish habitat

Donated Christmas Trees Get Second Life as Fish Habitat in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Ask any Arkansas fisherman and you’ll get a multitude of answers about how they feel when it comes to underwater structure. Anglers may curse those logs and branches that snag their brand new lures, but they know that structure can be the key to a successful outing….


MDC staff and volunteers create new fish habitat at Smithville Lake by sinking trees at key locations near the lake shore.

MDC Sinks Trees in Smithville Lake To Help Fish and Anglers

You could call the second annual FISH Day at Smithville Lake a big splash for anglers. Actually, it was about 130 splashes as big trees were anchored down with concrete weights and shoved off barges into the lake on April 13. Each tree sinking to the bottom became new habitat…


A Universally Accessible Pier is Latest Feature at Westwood Park, NC

MOUNT AIRY, N.C.  – New pond. New fish. New pier. As part of a multi-phase effort to bring more fishing opportunities to local anglers, the City of Mount Airy, in cooperation with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, recently completed construction of a universally accessible fishing pier on Tumbling Rock Reservoir…


Fish Passage Program Restores Habitat in Alaska

This year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?s National Fish Passage Program provided nearly $8.3 million to remove or bypass more than 168 barriers to fish passage. Along with nearly $18 million in partnership funds, the Fish Passage Program will help reopen 1,716 miles of streams and rivers and 9,471…


Trout Travails in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa Treated With More Than $300,000 in Fish Aid

Recognizing the need to fix crumbling stream-banks and dilapidated culverts, and to improve water quality for brook trout and other aquatic species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently provided more than $300,000 to support 16 fish habitat projects in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. With nearly $1 million in partner…


Trout Travails Treated with $3 Million in Fish Aid

Recognizing the need to fix crumbling stream-banks and dilapidated culverts, and to improve water quality for brook trout and other aquatic species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently provided more than $3 million to support 70 fish habitat projects in 31 states across the nation. With an additional $7.8…


U.S. Army Divers to Assist State Agencies in tire Clean Up at Saltwater State Park

OLYMPIA – As part of a joint clean-up effort, 20 members of the U.S. Army Dive Company are taking to the waters of Puget Sound to remove hundreds of old tires located offshore at Saltwater State Park near Des Moines. Work on the project, sponsored by the Washington Department of…


Saturday Is Free Fishing Day; Clinics For Kids Planned Statewide

Whether you’re an old hand at fishing or if you feel like testing the waters for the first time, June 7 is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico — no license required.  June 7, 2008, is National…


CT DEP Reminds Opening Day Anglers To Take Precautions To Prevent Spread Of “Didymo” Into Connecticut Waters

Highly invasive alga found last year in several popular trout streams in the Northeast, Anglers considered an important vector in spread of didymo. With Opening Day of trout season this weekend, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding anglers and boaters to be on the lookout for the…