Beginning in the summer of 2003, a survey of Antietam's fish will be conducted in cooperation with Frostburg State University. The survey goals include determining the distributions and densities of fish in the park, establishing a baseline for continued health and population monitoring, obtaining an idea of the health of the streams based on fish populations and collecting preliminary water chemistry and physical habitat data. The Park Service plans on using the information collected as part of a larger effort to help develop a management plan for aquatic resources in the region. Up until now, only the following species have been documented in the park:
Did You Know?
Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.