Return of the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

Here’s an exceptional short film that shows something we’re passionate about: restoration of native Southern Appalachian brook trout here in the Smoky Mountain region. The following film shows the restoration on Sycamore Creek, a tributary of Tellico River in the Cherokee National Forest just to the south of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

You’ll learn a bit about the restoration and the fish while the videography is breathtaking. Enjoy!


  1. Chris Shockey says:

    Great video! It’s always nice to see brook trout restoration work!

    Gotta lsupport the “natives” everywhere!


  2. gordie pask says:

    Well deserved conservation effort for a beautiful fish. Wish I lived closer so I could share in this effort.

  3. Tim Wilson says:

    That’s a beautiful piece of film – something really positive! Happy holidays to the RandR family!