Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) is a microscopic alga that is invading our rivers and streams and threatens TU’s mission to conserve and protect North America’s cold water fisheries. Also known as ‘rock snot’ , Didymo can smother entire stream beds with mats as thick as eight inches and can ruin just about any river or creek altering benthic communities and impeding or even eliminating angling opportunities.
The Trout Unlimited Science Aquatic Invasive Species program is pleased to announce that TU has partnered with the Invasive Species Action Network to help sponsor the International Didymo Conference to be held March 12-13, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island. The conference will bring together natural resource managers, researchers, conservationists, and anglers to learn about the Didymo threat.
If you are interested in more information, following is a link to the conference website:
If you have any questions, please contact TU AIS program director Dave Kumlien at DKumlien@tu.org or by phone at 406-570-0023