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Habitat structures are shown on a flowing stream. Log-framed deflectors run along both banks, which show a wildflower pollinator
A stream habitat improvement project on Spruce Creek, Huntingdon County.

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 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission works to improve habitat in a variety of ways. The Commission's Division of Habitat Management assists sportsmen and conservation groups on projects to improve fish habitat in local lakes and streams; coordinates the removal of dams and other blockages to natural fish movement; and provides technical guidance on designing riparian buffers.

The public can contact the Division of Habitat Management by emailing