Brook Trout

Brook Trout Survey Project 2015

Pond Survey Project

The Remote Pond Survey Project is a collaborative effort by the Maine Council of Trout Unlimited (METU), Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) and Maine Audubon (MA). The goal is to recruit volunteers to identify previously-undocumented wild brook trout populations in remote Maine ponds. There are hundreds of ponds in Maine that have never been surveyed by fishery biologists and have no records of any past stocking. Maine brook trout are a special resource, and we need to know where they are before we can protect and manage them appropriately. The information collected by volunteer anglers, verified by biologists, will help inform future fisheries management decisions.

Volunteer Anglers Needed in 2015

Brook Trout Pond Survey

Thanks to the overwhelming response from anglers and the conservation community, we are pleased to announce the launch of the fifth consecutive year of the Brook Trout Survey Project. 2015 will include surveys on both remote ponds and coastal streams. There are lots of exciting places to explore this year, and we are seeking new and returning volunteers to assist with this effort.

The success of this project is entirely dependent on the data collected by volunteer anglers, so please consider helping with the Brook Trout Survey Project. This is your chance to make a significant contribution to the conservation of native brook trout in Maine. If you love to fish for brook trout and are looking for an adventure, we need you!

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Emily Bastian at Maine Audubon at 207-781-2330 x207, or

Learn more about the Coastal Stream Survey.