Author: Matthew Butzin

After weeks of sampling streams in the park, I couldn't help but notice that diversity was significantly lacking. Many of our sample sites yielded only brook trout. Of course I'm not complaining about this, given how beautiful and unique these fish are, but this is...

I will be working at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. GSMNP is located within the parent range of the southern Appalachian Mountains and encompasses land in both eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. GSMNP is the most visited national park in the United States, and...

My name is Matt and I'm in love with all things aquatic! I grew up in middle Georgia, in the heart of the peach belt, and developed a love for wildlife at an early age. Among some of my favorite things to do is fly-fishing...

My name is Matthew Butzin. I am currently a senior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management with a degree concentration in wildlife. Only requiring an additional semester to fulfill my degree requirements, I have...