Trout Unlimited, North Carolina

Climate Change Challenge: direct effects on species

Grant Award: $249,110; Year Awarded: 2013

Trout Unlimited’s Southern Appalachian coldwater reconnection project will complete aquatic organism passage restoration projects on strategic coldwater streams for the long‐term viability of Southern Appalachian brook trout and associated aquatic species. The project will be guided by new catchment‐ level climate sensitivity data coupled with population patch and genetics data to focus reconnection projects in the areas most resilient to climate change impacts and most beneficial to increased aquatic organism passage.