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HABITAT IMPROVEMENT

Habitat is the place where a plant or animal is naturally found. Improving habitats in and around waterways results in healthier, more diverse aquatic communities. In turn, that benefits those of us who enjoy Pennsylvania's water resources and the organisms that call them home. The Fish and Boat Commission works to improve habitat in a variety of ways, from assisting sportsmen groups and conservation on projects to improve fish habitat in local lakes and streams, coordinating the removal of dams and other blockages to natural fish movement and providing technical guidance on designing riparian buffers.

LAKE HABITAT MANAGEMENT

Photo Albums

VideoS

PROJECTS -- COOPERATIVE HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

HABITAT SAMPLING RESULTS

PA ARTIFICIAL HABITAT STRUCTURE STANDARD DRAWINGS

STREAMS

ANNUAL SUMMARIES

PUBLICATIONS

Habitat Improvement for Trout Streams
Habitat Improvement for Trout Streams [3.2 Mb]

SLIDE SHOWS

PROJECTS

AWARDS

STANDARD DRAWINGS OF HABITAT STRUCTURES

    1. Random Boulder Placement
    2. Half Log Structure
    3. Saw-Tooth Deflectors
    4. Stone Deflector
    5. Stone Deflector with Single Log
    6. Log Framed Deflector
    7. Overhead Cover Deflector
    8. Log Faced Stone Deflector
    9. Stacked Deflector
    10. Brush Deflector
    11. Root Wad Deflector
    12. Single Log Vane
    13. Single Log Vane with Root Wad
    14. Multi-Log Vane
    15. Rock Vane
    16. Rock Vane with J Hook
    17. Log Cross Vane
    18. Rock Cross Vane
    19. Brookie Water Jack
    20. Water Jack
    21. Bank Cover Cribbing
    22. Bank Cover Cribbing with Root Wad
    23. Mud Sill Cribbing
    24. Modified Mud Sill Cribbing
    25. Stone Channel Block
    26. Log Frame Channel Block

Riparian Buffers

PA Angler & Boater Magazine Articles