Source: PAFBC, PASDA, Google Earth
Released 12/2013. Click on the >>>PA Downloads link in the PA Resources menu to download this file!
Since 1969, PAFBC has been designating Wilderness Trout Streams. In 2012, 206 segments were so designated. Current criteria for designation include:
- Accessible to motorized vehicles to at most one point every two miles
- At least two miles in length
- Natural reproduction sufficient to support a sport fishery
- Open to the general public
Currently, the Wilderness List is the only place where streams of Class B, C, or D are explicitly identified.
This slick little KML maps all of the streams identified on the PAFBC 2013 list, plus two others. Streams are color coded consistently with other PA “Improved” KMLs on this site:
- Class A – Cyan
- Class B – Blue
- Class C, D – Purple
- Class Unknown/unidentified – Green
Lines are rendered a bit wider than the other datasets so you can visually identify the wilderness streams when displaying multiple layers. Clicking on a segment will display an attribute table which will tell you a bunch of information including the type of fishery (Brook Trout or Brown/Brook Mix).