On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. author and ecologist Anders Halverson will present “An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World” The talk will be held in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.
“An Entirely Synthetic Fish” is the true story of the rainbow trout. Sometimes vilified for their devastating effects on the native fauna, sometimes glorified as the preeminent sport fish, the rainbow trout is the repository of more than a century of America's often contradictory philosophies about the natural world. Exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered by award-winning journalist, aquatic ecologist, and lifelong fisherman Anders Halverson, this presentation chronicles the discovery of rainbow trout, their artificial propagation and distribution, and why they are being eradicated in some waters yet are still the most commonly stocked fish in the United States.
Anders Halverson is an award-winning writer with a Ph.D. in ecology from Yale University. He wrote this book as a research associate at the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West with a grant from the National Science Foundation.
The presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of a monthly “Conservation Lecture Series” held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the lecture series web page at: nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html