AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Volunteer anglers are being sought to survey remote ponds and lakes around Maine in search of brook trout.
The brook trout pond survey project is a collaborative effort of Trout Unlimited, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Maine Audubon to gather data on ponds in remote areas of northern, western and eastern Maine that are potentially inhabited by trout.
The program is now in its third year and aims to identity previously undocumented wild brook trout populations.
So far, volunteers have surveyed 161 ponds out of more than 400 that have been identified for the project. Of those, trout have been found in 35 of them.
More information and survey forms can be found at www.tumaine.org/brooktrout.htm .
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