Posted on May 20 2007
“‘If you’re not a fisherman, the fact that brook trout are retreating may not mean much, but brook trout are a canary in a coal mine,’ [Vermont legislator and fly-fishing guide David] Deen says. ‘They’re an indicator species in terms of the health and consistency of the habitat. If brook trout disappear, other things are going to start happening.‘” According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, a 5-degree rise in average temperature could devastate trout and salmon populations nationwide and eliminate brook trout entirely in Vermont. Kevin O’Connor in the Rutland Herald.