DEC Announces Public Meetings on New Approach to Inland Trout Stream Management

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DEC Announces Public Meetings on New Approach to Inland Trout Stream Management

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is developing a new plan for inland trout stream management based on updated scientific information and the desires expressed by trout anglers during 16 public meetings held across the state in 2017.

Prior to completing the draft plan, DEC fisheries managers would like to meet with trout stream anglers to explain the proposed approach, answer questions, and solicit feedback. Ten public meetings around the state are scheduled between Oct. 1 and Nov. 12 to facilitate these discussions. The schedule of dates and locations is below and can be found online on DEC's website.

The meetings will feature a presentation introducing the primary tenets of the plan including stocking, wild trout management, fishing regulations, and access. The presentation will be followed by a discussion period during which attendees can ask questions and provide informed comment.

DEC plans on releasing a draft trout stream management plan for public comment later this year.

Meeting schedule

Note: Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and meetings will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Date Location
Oct. 1, 2019 NYS Fraternal Order-Police Hall
911 Police Plaza
Hicksville, NY 11801
Oct. 3, 2019 Chenango Valley High School
221 Chenango Bridge Road
Binghamton, NY 13901
Oct. 8, 2019 South Colonie High School
1 Raider Blvd.
Albany, NY 12205
Oct. 9, 2019 Gillette Road Middle School
6150 South Bay Road
Cicero, NY 13039
Oct. 15, 2019 Glenfield BOCES
Conference rooms A & B (located behind the Technical Center)
5836 State Rt. 12
Glenfield, NY 13343
Oct. 16, 2019 Avoca Central School
17 Oliver Street
Avoca, NY 14809
Oct. 17, 2019 Concord Town Hall
86 Franklin Street
Springville, NY 14141
Oct. 24, 2019 Hermon-DeKalb Central School
709 East DeKalb Road
De Kalb Junction, NY 13630
Nov. 4, 2019 Orange County Community College
Great Room in Kaplan Hall
One Washington Center
Newburgh, NY 12550
Nov. 12, 2019 Plattsburgh Town Hall
151 Banker Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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