Just got this from the Concord Outfitters guys! Am so pumped….
We are excited to announce that Adam Kautza, an avid fly fisherman and the Coldwater Fisheries biologist for the state of Massachusetts, will be giving a presentation on his work to protect and enhance the rivers that we love to fish. He will be talking about the current state of our Massachusetts fisheries, the stocking program, and the future directions the state is looking to pursue in regards to our fisheries. This is your chance to get some real answers. Stop by January 26th at 7pm for a great presentation and gain a better understanding of the rivers you love to fish.
Here is a little info on Adam and the work he is doing:
I am currently the Coldwater Fisheries Resources Project Leader for Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. I began in May of 2016. Some of my main tasks are 1) to develop applied research projects to answer important resource management questions necessary to better conserve, protect, and/or enhance coldwater fish habitat and fisheries, 2) provide recommendations for coldwater fisheries management and protection, and 3) participate in environmental review with regards to actions that may impact coldwater fisheries resources. My major long-term focus is to develop a comprehensive statewide trout management plan. I completed my PhD at Ohio State University in 2014 where I examined the influence of human-derived land cover change on fish communities, riverine food webs, and most notably, the reciprocal exchange of energy and nutrients between aquatic and terrestrial components of these food webs. Prior to my current position I also worked as a postdoctoral research associate, lecturer, and as a fisheries technician for various state fish and wildlife departments.
Don’t miss out on this great chance to meet Adam and learn about our fisheries. If you have any questions, give us a call at the shop at 978-318-0330. We hope to see everyone there.