Join us for episode 2 of For Wild’s Sake: The Unusual Trout Chronicles, season 1! A series that checks out humans’ relationship to the natural world, in hopes of acquiring a much better understanding of how and why we designate worth to wild things and locations. In a mission to show uncommon and threatened types of wild native trout in watercolor, artist Chase Bartee and spouse Aimee triggered on a multi-year, cross-country experience of discovery.
We have actually made it to Big Reed Pond, a 90 acre, deep water sanctuary hid in a beautiful old-growth forest in the middle of the North Maine Woods. Now the genuine work starts; attempting to capture an infamously hard-to-find fish with a fishing pole. Though the fish are thought to be succeeding in this Huge Reed, that wasn’t constantly the case. We find that the population was practically totally lost 2 years earlier after a reckless and uninformed angler presented a nonnative and intrusive types of baitfish. The healing effort installed by Maine IDFW was absolutely nothing except amazing, and today the fish are when again growing.
However as we discover, conserving the fish when might not have actually sufficed, as these uncommon and valuable Blueback Trout (Arctic Charr) are when again dealing with an excellent risk, this time from the very individuals who committed their lives to securing them.