How did people clean out dairy barns back in the 19th century?
SWMLC will soon begin a major restoration project on Tyden Creek that will bring back some of its natural features.
This small stream may not have held large game fish like bass or pike that most people are familiar with, but the dozens upon dozens of fish coming out of each section were evidence that it is full of life! Four species of “minnows” were caught throughout all sampling areas (creek chub, blacknose dace, mudminnow, and brook stickleback) but various species seemed to prefer different sections of the stream.
The results today show a healthy fish community in this small stream, but with room for improvement in the future.
Reviewing the restoration plan, Matthew was optimistic that species that are more selective in habitat (like brown trout or mottled sculpin) may be found in Tyden Creek with future samplings, or in other seasons.