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John Braico

Battenkill Watershed Alliance Board Member
NYS Council TU Resource Management VP 

Retired MD practiced pediatrics in Glens Falls with wife Kathy for 34 years. BA in biology.  Fly fisherman & tyer for 60 yrs.   Life member of Trout Unlimited, Helped found Adirondack Chapter serving '84-present), TU National Grassroots Trustee 2011-17.  Trained and certified in stream assessment and natural channel restoration with 25 yr experience, developed NYS Council TU Stream Assessment Manual, website, trainer  & lecturer on natural stream systems & restoring trout waters, 17 yrs working with US Fish &  Wildlife Service on Battenkill & Ausable Watersheds.  Established Battenkill Home River Initiative (2017 - present).  Member of TU's NY based Restoration Team. NYS Council TU Resource Management VP 2002-present).  Member Battenkill Watershed Alliance Board.  Recipient of numerous conservation awards from Trout Unlimited,  2008 recipient of NYS American Fisheries Society Conservation Award.

Battenkill:  I'm passionate about the Battenkil's exceptional potential to expand, improve and sustain a robust wild trout fishery for all to enjoy well into the future.