USDA Forest Service scientist Lindsey Rustad

Downeast Trout Unlimited presents Angling in a Warming World: Impacts of a Changing Climate

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Wednesday, Nov. 18, Downeast Tout Unlimited presents Lindsey Rustad and “Angling in a Warming World: Impacts of a Changing Climate on Forests, Fisheries and Angling in Northern New England.”

Rustad can usually be found deep in the forests of New England – whether she’s flyfishing, kayaking, hiking or conducting research on how these majestic ecosystems work. As a scientist with the USDA Forest Service, she has spent over three decades combining biology, geology and chemistry to understand what makes forests tick. Her laboratory is the outdoors, and she is internationally recognized for her large and often daring experiments on forest soil warming, drought, acid rain, and even ice storms.  Her passions span multiple disciplines, and she often brings scientists, artists and citizens together to address some of the most vexing issues facing the world today.

Rustad is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and has received awards from the USDA Forest Service as a Distinguished Scientist.

Dwayne Shaw, president of Downeast Salmon Federation, will follow with a short update on the status of the Union River dam.

Meetings, presented through Zoom, are free and open to the public. 

5:30 pm business meeting, public welcome
5:45 pm Lindsey Rustad: Impacts of Climate Change on Forests, Fisheries and Angling in Northern New England

Followed by Dwayne Shaw from Downeast Salmon Federation updating the chapter’s on status of the Union River dam.

Zoom contact Tammy Packie at tpackie@gmail.comfor link


Trout Unlimited is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of North American coldwater fish species.  Membership is open to all, go to to join and use chapter code 305 for Downeast Trout Unlimited.  Downeast Trout Unlimited is a local TU chapter dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Maine's cold water fisheries and their watersheds. 

For more information contact Tammy Packie, chapter secretary at 207-288-5442 or or visit the Facebook page Downeast TU.                                                                                                                    

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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 5:00pm

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