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.