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Aquatic Resource Management of the Maury River

RACC Virtual Seminar Recording: “Aquatic Resource Management of the Maury River”

RACC 2020-21 Speaker Series “Conservation Today”
Aquatic Resource Management of the Maury River
Presented by Steve Reeser, VA Department of Wildlife Resources on February 10, 2021

Mr. Reeser discusses the diverse fish species and other critters that inhabit the Maury River, and shares photos and video footage of DWR’s management activities on the Maury, including fish population monitoring, trout stocking, research on Smallmouth Bass movements, habitat restoration, Jordan Point Dam removal, and river user management. Sportfish population data is presented and population dynamics explained.

Steve Reeser has been a Fisheries Biologist for the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly DGIF) since 1998.  He is currently the Regional Fisheries Manager for a 28-county region responsible for overseeing the management of the aquatic resources within the Potomac, Shenandoah, Rappahannock, Rivanna and Middle – Upper James River Watershed. He also serves as the agency’s statewide coordinator for coldwater stream and wild trout management.  Steve holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Biology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (1991) and a M.S. in Fisheries Biology from Tennessee Technological University (1995).  He enjoys hunting, fishing, paddling, hiking and camping with friends and family.

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