SCDNR to host trout catch and release public meeting

SCDNR is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, to seek input on a proposal to establish a special management zone on the lower Saluda River for coldwater trout.

Consideration is underway concerning the establishment of a catch-and-release-only zone between Interstate 26 and Stacey’s Ledge on the lower Saluda River. This reach of the river contains unique habitat from which SCDNR has documented evidence of trout reproduction. SCDNR welcomes public input on this proposal and will be presenting supporting information at the meeting.

The meeting will be hosted from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Columbia Community Center located at 754 B Ave. in West Columbia.

The public can also offer feedback at an additional meeting to be hosted in late February.