Close your eyes.
You’re in an ancient spruce forest surrounding a stream. You hear the soft trickle of water moving slowly over pebbles and stones. In the stream called Shavers Fork swims mottled, glimmering brook trout.
A team at WVU has been working for years with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to examine all of the factors that led to warmer temperatures, a wider and shallower stream and other changes that over time threatened the brook trout productivity of this important natural and economic resource.
In this new mini-documentary, you can experience the Shavers Fork story from industrial development to current scientific advances, such as drone technology, that are being used to preserve the brook trout habitat.
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