Radio show lands big fish: Trout Unlimited scientist to talk climate change Thursday

A senior scientist for Trout Unlimited (TU) will talk about TU’s national Climate Change Committee on the “Yankee Fisherman” radio show, hosted by Nutmeg TU member John Kovach, on on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

Jack Williams will discuss TU’s position on climate change and the work of its committee.

Williams serves on the board of directors of the Western Rivers Conservancy. Prior to his current position with TU, he was a professor at Southern Oregon University, forest supervisor of the Rogue River and Siskiyou National Forests in Oregon, and deputy forest supervisor of the Boise National Forest in Idaho.

He also taught at the University of California-Davis and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), including serving as the BLM’s national fisheries program manager, and the science advisor to the BLM director in Washington, D.C.

Show can be heard every week

Kovach hosts “Yankee Fisherman,” a look at fishing and conservation related topics with a focus on the Northeast, every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. Archives of all prior shows can be heard on

The show also can be accessed on, on the upper right of the newspaper’s home page.

Former Orvis guide to be guest

Also on the Thursday show will be David Deen, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council.

Deen spent 28 years as an Orvis-endorsed guide in Vermont and a licensed guide in New Hampshire. He operated his own business called Strictly Trout, but fished for anything he could catch with a fly rod, including shad, stripers and smallmouth and largemouth bass in the watershed.

He has been river steward for the upper valley in Vermont and New Hampshire for 16 years, working with the Connecticut River Watershed Council.