Speaker: Paul Cunningham
Brook Trout Reserves - An Adaptation Strategy to deal with Climate Change
Wisconsin’s native brook trout are an integral part of our natural legacy, our culture, and our identity. Brook trout are also very sensitive to changes in water temperature. Brook Trout Face some real Climate Change challenges. In this presentation I will walk participants through an example of how Fisheries Management uses large databases and Climate Science modelling tools like Fish Vis, to help prioritize on-the-ground adaptation strategies for Brook Trout Management. Brook Trout Reserves are a selection of some of the places in Wisconsin where brook trout have the best chance of enduring the effects of climate change and other environmental perturbations. The designation of reserves enables the WDNR and its partners to focus their specific tools to ensure that brook trout remain viable in the state.