Orvis Flexes For Conservation
Orvis is flexing its financial clout and threatening to withdraw $100,000 in funding for restoration of the Battenkill River, if plans go forward to stock sterile rainbow trout into the famous fishery.
"The Batten Kill is one reason Orvis began and a reason we're still here," Perkins said during a Tuesday news conference. "The Batten Kill is one of five rivers left in Vermont that's still managed for wild trout. Stocked fish have their place, but they can't sustain a wild trout population."
Check out the always astute Tom Chandler's commentary on this issue over at the Trout Underground Blog.