Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited December Newsletter
As we remain ‘hunkered down’, the pandemic is worsening and our activities are limited; however, we are not completely dormant. Recently, I attended (remotely) my first NLC (National Leadership Council) meeting and found that TU nationally is busy. The strategic plan is being finalized and one of the key elements of that plan is a restructuring of the membership initiative to reflect more focus on volunteer engagement in conservation and advocacy. More to come on that topic in the future. Also, under an abundance of caution, it is likely that this year’s regional meetings and the annual meeting will be held remotely. Too bad, in my opinion; however, I understand the caution being exercised by the TU Board.
On the local front, I attended our state council meeting, a field trip to the Profile Lake/ Breeding Pond dam, and a presentation to Ammo from the SPNHF.
Even though we (AMMO TU) had submitted our support on the regulation changes in the Murphy Dam area, the council is still working on their ‘Trout Management Plan’ and do not want to comment until their work is complete.
The trip to the Breeding pond site was with Colin Lawson (TU staff), Diane (NHF&G), and reps from the State Parks, DES, and DOT depts. Agreement was reached to move forward with plans to remove the 7’ dam and install a rock ramp in its place.
Tom Howe from SPNHF presented Art and I with a framed photo/plaque to thank Ammo TU for all our assistance with the transfer of the Gould property. I have enclosed a photo of the plaque, as well as a link to the article that appeared in the Littleton Courier. This is a result of the property being legally transferred to SPNHF.
Littleton Courier article (Page A10) on the Gould property transfer to SPNHF.
Improve Your Skills
Orvis - Fly Casting Lessons - How to hold your line hand (Line Management)
Patagonia Film "Artifishal"
Trout Unlimited Film by Matteo Moretti
That sums up the Ammo chapter’s activities for the last month. Both chapter and board meetings remain on hold for the foreseeable future; although, as issues arise that need to be dealt with the board meets by email or remotely if needed.
Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.
Schuyler W Sweet, President
Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited