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Newsmaker: Matthew Opdyke

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By Chris Ramirez
Saturday, March 6, 2010
 

Age: 35

Residence: McCandless

Occupation: Assistant professor, environmental studies, Point Park University

Education: Bachelor's degree, biological science, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 1998; master's degree, environmental science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 2000; doctorate, natural resources, University of Illinois, 2005

Notable: In February, Opdyke was awarded a $6,000 grant by the Coldwater Heritage Partnership in collaboration with the Fishing Creek Sportsman Association and Columbia County Trout Unlimited chapter to study the restriction of native brook trout to the headwaters of the Fishing Creek watershed in Columbia and Sullivan counties, as well as the disappearance of stocked trout.

Quote: "Fishing is a big source of recreation for people, so of course we want to know what's stopping them (from moving upstream). But the big concern is conservation, developing a plan to improve the entire habitat and water quality for all aquatic life. Keeping a clean stream is essential for life."

 

 
 


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