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EBTJV Habitat News - December 2021

Check out our updated website!

EBTJV is proud to launch a renewed website. We hope you agree the new design makes it easier to find what you are looking for about the management and science of our treasured wild brook trout. 

Are you a partner or watershed group? Information on our 2023 RFP and past on-the-ground projects can be found here. Want to know more about our range-wide assessments? Visit our Science and Data page. Are you an angler or outdoor enthusiast? You might be interested in the Story of Wild Brook Trout, our growing Video gallery, or how you can help. The EBTJV website is built and managed in collaboration with Ferguson-Lynch and the Landscape Partnership, an interactive platform where landowners and professionals from any agency, organization or industry can share information. Most funding for our website is through the National Fish Habitat Partnership

Additional collaborations and content will be released in the coming months. Check it out and let us know what you think!

EBTJV's 2023 Habitat RFP closes Jan 21, 2022

Our annual project funding opportunity opened November 15 and closes January 21, 2022. Don't miss out! There are a few changes this year but some things stay the same: a focus on improving habitat for wild, fishable populations of brook trout from Georgia to Maine. Please also remember to coordinate with your state fisheries agency. And Thank You to all our partners who help make this program happen.

EBTJV 2023 Habitat RFP

Check out some recent projects

Photo, top: Volunteers planting trees on the South Branch Bowman Creek (PA) site. The Luzerne County Conservation District was a 2019 EBTJV/NFHAP-FWS funding recipient.

Photo, bottom: Trout Unlimited, with the US Forest Service and VT Fish and Wildlife Department, recently completed 2.75 mi of large wood habitat restoration in the upper White River watershed of VT in order to improve habitat diversity, macroinvertebrate diversity and abundance, and brook trout abundance and resilience to climate change. The project included 1.25 mi of Corporation Brook (pictured, with project coordinator Erin Rodgers). This project was a 2020 EBTJV/NFHAP-FWS funding recipient.

Photo of a stream in a drained lakebed valley with people planting trees in the exposed meadow
Photo of a stream with large boulders woody material lush green trees and person standing on bank

Partner corner: Canaan Valley Institute

“Building and fostering strong partnerships, such as the one we have with the EBTJV Steering Committee, is fundamental to our work enhancing the natural resources and economic health of the communities we serve.”

-CVI Executive Director Kristin Mielcarek

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You may have seen Canaan Valley Institute named at the bottom of our emails. CVI supports the grant for EBTJV's coordination. Who is CVI?


Canaan Valley Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to create healthy communities, vibrant economies, and clean watersheds across Central Appalachia. CVI is a perfect fit for EBTJV! They work to restore degraded land and streams to healthy conditions and provide education, outreach, and technical assistance, to organizations, local governments, and communities.

Help us help wild brook trout!

If you’ve been thinking about making an end-of-year contribution to a conservation non-profit, please consider a donation to the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture. Donations help us achieve our mission to secure resilient populations of wild Brook Trout by protecting, enhancing, and restoring aquatic habitat and increasing human connections to, and stewardship of, our natural environment. 

Thank you for your donation in any amount!

Orange donate now button links to Beyond the Pond

The Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture accepts monetary donations through our 501c(3) nonprofit sponsor Beyond the Pond. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  When you select EBTJV as the Fish Habitat Partnership to support, all funds go to us and go towards outreach, coordination, and on-the-ground habitat projects that improve cold water habitat so that future generations can enjoy catching this beautiful fish.

Photo of a stream in winter with ice cover, and a muted forest in background due to active snowfall

From all of us at Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture, have a happy and safe holiday season. We hope you are able to spend some time outdoors along your favorite stream. Thank you for tuning in and for helping to keep wild brook trout on the map.

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