Brook trout are essential to the headwater stream ecosystem and a valuable piece of the region's heritage and economy. Land trusts have even found that the possibility of restoring brook trout to local streams motivates private landowners to take conservation actions. But unless steps are taken to reverse brook trout population decline, the species could be at risk of becoming regionally threatened within three to four decades.
- Read the Management Strategy (pdf)
- Download the 2020-2021 Brook Trout Logic and Action Plan Work Plan (pdf)
Restore and sustain naturally reproducing brook trout populations in Chesapeake headwater streams with an eight percent increase in occupied habitat by 2025.
Lead Goal Implementation Team(s)
Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)
State of Maryland
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
National Park Service (NPS)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Jennifer Greiner, Habitat Goal Implementation Team Coordinator
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
To track the progress of one or more management strategies, visit our Management Strategies Dashboard.