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Through scientific study, we now understand just how closely connected trout and their streams are to the forest.  Because it is such a delicate system, forestry and other land management practices will always impact the stream.  However, with proper use of best management practices, negative effects can be greatly reduced and positive effects are possible.  These concepts are broken out below and explained through various articles, publications, and videos.


Rooted in Science

Science is the heart of natural resource management and is something we all can be united with.

Forestry Basics

Forestry is a complex subject that ties in concepts from multiple subject areas.

Trout and their Stream

Trout depend on cold, clean streams with abundant insect life and in-stream habitat features.

Forestry Impacts on Streams

Forest management activities have the potential to effect streams in a multitude of ways if best management practices (BMPs) are not followed.

Best Management Practices and Streams

Best Management Practices (BMPs) were created and are critical for protecting delicate forest and stream habitat during forestry and other land management operations.

The Forest to Stream Connection

Michigan's forests provide abundant clean water and quality fish habitat...from leaf and woody debris inputs, to shade, pollutant filtering, and more.