Interested in learning about ongoing fisheries research projects right here in the Mount Washington Valley? Tin Mountain’s own Dick Fortin will highlight ongoing research and what is yet to be done on Tin Mountain’s brook trout habitat restoration project. What streams have been ‘treated?’ What is involved in a ‘treatment’ and what streams will be next? Dick will address all these questions and more on Thursday, April 14th, noon-1pm at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany.


Dick is an excellent naturalist and forester by training receiving a B.S from UNH. He is an active member of the Eaton Conservation Commission and has worked diligently over the years on numerous land conservation projects that have had a positive influence on the greater Mt. Washington Valley. In addition, Dick was a teacher naturalist at Tin Mountain for many years and has taught numerous natural science classes at Granite State College. He is the project manager for the brook trout restoration project.


In his presentation, Dick will provide an overview of state efforts to restore brook trout habitat in headwater streams. He will focus on the seven streams in the valley that were treated this past summer, highlighting work done and scheduled maintenance for this coming field season. He also will address the eight additional streams that will be part of this summer’s work. Participants are invited to stick around after the talk to join Dick and the staff of Tin Mountain for a guided hike out to one of the restored streams on the Rockwell Sanctuary. 


The EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway and the Rock House Mountain Baker. EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The community is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.