Cape Cod Trout Unlimited Meeting with Steve Hurley, Mass Wildlife

On 11/14/2018 SRBTC went down to Marston’s Mills for a meeting at the Cape Cod Chapter of Trout Unlimited where Steve Hurley of MassWildlife spoke about his most recent findings on key salter streams of Cape Cod. Steve is the key driver of the restoration of salter brook trout on Cape Cod. Here he gives a presentation on his work that is focused primarily on habitat restoration and PIT tagging work on the Quashnet River in Falmouth and Red Brook which marks the boundary between Plymouth and Bourne Massachusetts.

We hope you find the following updates interesting.

Extra special thanks goes out to CCTU, Fran Smith and countless others for decades of support of sea-run brook trout restoration work.

If you wish to see the actual slides, we have made them available >here

Video # 1 – Introduction by Tim Lynch, President of Cape Cod Trout Unlimited.

Tim is introducing Steve Hurley, Southeast District Fisheries Manager, Mass Wildlife and going over the basics of running the Chapter Meeting in Video # 1.

Steve Hurley’s presentation starts at about 15 minutes in. Before that Tim and others discuss a new project working with Falmouth Rod and Gun Club to restore the Childs River and another project with the town of Mashpee to restore the upper Quashnet River. Tim also introduces Ron Lasko who is doing water quality testing for the town of Barnstable.

We reference Jerome Smith’s 1833 book. You can learn more about that and other key references in our bibliography >here.

Video # 2 Steve Hurley

Video # 3 Steve Hurley

Steve wanted to show a video of trout spawning in salt water – click >here to see that video.

Video # 4 Steve Hurley

Video # 5 Steve Hurley

If you would like to support this work, please join your local TU Chapter and volunteer.

Two excellent Chapters that are doing this work are the Southeast Mass Chapter, and of course the Cape Cod Chapter that sponsored this presentation.

If you wish to support our organization directly, please join our organization by purchasing a membership, purchasing a print of a sea-run brook trout or donating to our 501-c-3 non-profit organization.

Thank you.


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