Deerfield River Watershed Chapter spent two days on the river with biologists from the US Geological Survey:  Silvio Conte from the Anadromous Fish Lab and Adam Kautza from MA Fish & Wildlife. The biologists surgically implanted radio tags into 30 Brown Trout and released them back into the river. Using radio receivers, DRWTU members and volunteers will track the fish’s movements over the next year. DRWTU has applied for a 2019 Embrace A Stream Grant to help pay for additional receiver equipment to focus on the upcoming 2019 fall spawning season.

Please view these links for more information on this exciting project:

Radio Tagged Fish Project Explores Impact Of Hydroelectric Dams On Deerfield River

Local group, biologists begin study of trout in Deerfield River