Virginia Overview

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While most of the state is coastal lowlands, which support only warm water fish, the western highlands of Virginia support some of the finest brook trout habitat to be found in the mid-Atlantic region.  Shenandoah National Park is a mecca … Read More

VA Quick Start Guide

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This Quickstart Guide is designed for experienced users of Google Earth, who may want a little advice on how to set up a “VA Wild Trout Workstation” based on data resources on this website.  If you’re unfamiliar with Google Earth, … Read More

Shenandoah Park South

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Shenandoah National Park provides some of the premiere brook trout habitat, not only in Virginia, but also for much of the east coast, excepting parts of northern New England and upstate New York. Brook Trout in Shenandoah National Park – … Read More

Shenandoah Park North

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Shenandoah National Park provides some of the premiere brook trout habitat, not only in Virginia, but also for much of the east coast, excepting parts of northern New England and upstate New York. Shenandoah National Park as seen in Google … Read More

Virginia Water Quality Data

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What is a trout stream?  It seems like a straight-forward question, but since classification as a trout stream today carries a lot of restrictions for land-owners, it’s anything but. Check out this detail from the Upper New River basin (yellow) … Read More

Virginia Wild Trout Streams (2006 Version)

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Virginia wild trout are found almost exclusively in the Appalachian Highlands (shown in pink).  Shenandoah National Park is shown in red. A few other streams outside of the highlands area also support trout, marked in orange.  Click on the highlands … Read More

Virginia Wild Trout Streams

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is one of the more enlightened states as it publishes good quality GIS information on wild trout.  In November, 2014, we updated our offerings based on a new dataset (collected in … Read More

Virginia Trout Streams by Class

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Recently, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) joined the more enlightened states in publishing good quality GIS information on wild trout.  Trout streams that support natural trout reproduction are classified on a 4-level scale (defined below the … Read More

Virginia Trout Streams by Species

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Recently, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) joined the more enlightened states in publishing good quality GIS information on wild trout.  Trout streams that support natural trout reproduction have descriptive data which describes the species which can … Read More

VA Map List

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THIS PAGE WAS PRESERVED FROM THE 2006 SITE.  BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW DATA RESOURCES FOR GOOGLE EARTH There are so many different maps of Virginia we’ve provided here, that we thought it useful to list them all … Read More