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Meetings scheduled for White River trout management plan

Date02/16/2011
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BENTONVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Trout Management Program will revisit the management plan for the 7-mile trout fishery in the White River below Beaver Dam in northwestern Arkansas. The current management plan was developed about five years ago.

Since that time, management actions outlined in the plan were implemented and it’s time to determine if these strategies have worked and whether public expectations of the fishery have changed, according to Jeff Williams, AGFC trout biologist.

“As part of a continuing effort to maximize public involvement, concerned anglers and other stakeholders will be given the opportunity to provide input on the direction of management of the Beaver Tailwater trout fishery for the next five years,” Williams said.

Anglers are encouraged to attend a public workshop at 6:30 p.m., March 1, in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce and Technology at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

Throughout the process of developing of the plan, anglers will be able to track progress and find information on the AGFC website at http://www.agfc.com/fishing/Pages/FishingProgramsTPWhere.aspx#1.

Those who enjoy or are concerned about the Beaver Tailwater trout fishery  are encourage to participate and help build a comprehensive plan that will make the future of this fishery the best it can be. For more information, contact Williams or Christy Kitterman at 877-425-7577, or Ron Moore or Jon Stein at 877-631-6005.