The conservation effort at Stone Mountain State Park is a joint multi-year (2013-2018) partnering program to enhance the preservation, protection and management of the wild and native trout in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The conservation effort is sponsored by NC State Parks and Stone Mountain Trout Unlimited as well as supported by NC WIldlife Resources Commission, Rocky River Trout Unlimited, NC state council of Trout Unlimited, and Trout Unlimit national. Read more about these projects and others across the state by visiting the state council website...
Projects of Trout Unlimited - North Carolina State Council
Stone Mountain State Park staff are conducting a survey of angler useage of the wild streams in the park. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey if approached and asked while trout fishing. The survey will help park staff as well as NC Wildlife Resources Commision coldwater biologiests in better managing these prestine streams.
NC Wildlife Resource Commision biologist for District 7 Kevin Hining at firstname.lastname@example.org is scheduling and conducting electroshocking surveys on streams in conjunction with the useage surveys. As he announces dates and streams, please respond and volunteer to assist. This is a wonderful way to witness the true population that inhabits the stream as fish are gently captured, counted, measured, in some case weighed, and carefully revived and returned. Also, you should have time prior or after the work to fish for trout in another stream in the part.