Stream Sampling License and Permit Information
Citizens from outside Pennsylvania should consult with the appropriate state agency for permit requirements. Pennsylvania law requires anyone 16 years of age or older collecting aquatic organisms for any reason to have a valid fishing license and follow current Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission regulations. High school and undergraduate college students are exempt from the license requirement if their teacher/educator applies for and is issued an Educational Aquatic Field Study Permit. For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commission website.
- Additional Readings: Want to learn more about aquatic invertebrates, including their biology, habitat, and how to identify them? Consult our list of suggested supplemental reading material.
- Groups and Agencies: Looking for a group in your area or online resources about your watershed? See a list of groups and agencies that offer resources that can enhance your leaf pack experiment.
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