Kelso Run Project

Kelso Run Project Postponed until the Spring

Due to delays in obtaining the permit required to do the work, the Kelso Run project must be delayed until the Spring.  Work cannot be performed during the Fall spawn in order to protect the brook trout. 

August Meeting

August Meeting

The next meeting of the LJRA will be August 10th at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will start at 7PM. Come early for dinner or stay afterwards to socialize with members.  The agenda is below. We hope to see you there.

  • Site selection and installation of temperature monitoring and other gauges on the lower river
  • Discuss the engineer’s proposal for modifications to the paper mill dam in Tyrone to allow for fish passage up into the Bald Eagle, a tributary of the J. 
  • Brook trout habitat improvement project project on Kelso Run . We’ll need volunteers. Scheduled for week of September 11th.
  • Dennis Johnson of Juniata College will update us on the 2017 brown trout behavior study. 
  • Report on the Director’s review of the LJRA ‘s goals and projects 

LJRA wins conservation award

 LJRA received a $5,000 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for excellence in advancing the environmental quality of western Pennsylvania. We thank Celina Seftas, District Manager of the Huntingdon County Conservation District, for encouraging us to apply for this award and help with the application.  The monies will be applied to ongoing conservation and water monitoring projects.
The following  video was produced by Pennsylvania Environmental Council to describe the activities of the LJRA. 
This and other videos can be found on the About the LJRA page.

telemetry study

Attention fisherman: telemetry study underway

Juniata College, in partnership with the LJRA, is repeating the brown trout telemetry study.  So far 40 transmitters have been placed. If you catch a trout with a transmitter wire (see photo), please return it to the water and handle as gently as possible. Obtain a picture if possible and report the location and date caught as well as any observations about the health of the fish. Email the information  ( or call 814 684 5922. This is great way for you to participate in the study. 

May Meeting

May Meeting

Greg Hoover answering questions after the presentation

 Greg Hoover, former Professor of Entomology, Penn State was the guest speaker at the May meeting. He presented a slide show  A Flyfisher’s Entomology- Some Conversations I’ve Overheard at Fly Shops Across the US.  


April LJRA meeting

April Meeting

The next meeting of the LJRA will be Thursday April 13th at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will start at 7PM. Come early for dinner or stay afterwards to socialize with members.  The  agenda is below. We hope to see you there.

  • Final Presentation of results for the 2015-2016 Trout Behavior study- Denny Johnson, Uma Ramakrishnan, Juniata College.
  • Temperature and other gauges for the lower river – site selected
  • Fish passage around paper mill dam update 
  • Kelso Run Brook trout habitat improvement project. We’ll need volunteers
  • Wetlands project opportunity, Angela Spagnoli
  • River Bank Clean-up recap

12th Annual River Bank Clean-up

12th Annual Riverbank Clean-up

Students from the Philipsburg-Osceola fly fishing club with the two trucks load of trash they picked up near the Pemberton bridge. Great job!


LJRA held its 12th annual river bank clean-up on Saturday April 8th. We had a great turnout, with approximately 200 volunteers showing up to clean the J.  

March meeting

March Meeting

The  LJRA will meet March 9th 7 PM  at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will be devoted to organizing our annual river bank clean-up to be held on Saturday, April 8th . Group leaders and those interested should attend.

February Meeting

February Meeting

LJRA met Feb. 9th at the Edgewater Inn. Huntingdon County Watershed Specialist, Stacia-Fe Gillen, gave a presentation on Huntingdon County Conservation District’s (HCCD) plans and projects for the Little J watershed. LJRA and HCCD are combining resources to create a complete set of water quality measurements on the Little J  near Green Hills Campground. 

Meeting minutes

Our mission is to: “Monitor, Preserve and Improve the Little Juniata River and its tributaries as cold water resources”.