Restoration Work Done on East Branch of North River
Kevin Stine, board member of our chapter teamed up with Erin Rogers, TU staffer and members of the Deerfield MA Chapter of TU to improve habitat along the East Branch of the North River in Wilmington, VT.
Warren Brook To Be Restored
In October of 2005 Alstead, New Hampshire was hit with a devastating flood that led to loss of life, property and the ecological integrity of both Warren Brook and the Cold River. Nature is slowly reclaiming portions of the two streams and previous restoration efforts have helped. Now, the final stage of restoration on Warren Brook is complete. The driving force behind the project was Fred Ernst of the Cold River Local Advisory Committee. The last financial piece of the puzzle was a generous contribution from the Alstead Conservation Commission. The Warren Brook restoration included creating in-stream rock and log obstructions to improve hydraulics, which leads over time to improved riffle, run and pool diversity. In addition, invasive Japanese Knotweed was replaced with native trees that will secure the bank and eventually provide shade. The tree planting part of the project was done by students at all three middle schools within the Fall Mountain School District and when they were done, other 1,000 trees were planted.
Atlantic Salmon Spawning in Connecticut For The First Time In Over 200 Years
Climate Change and Fly Fishing
Brook Trout Study Identifies Top Climate Change Pressure Factor
Connecticut River Watershed Council Works to Reconnect River Through Dam Removal
Things Looking up For Connecticut River Shad
According to data released by the Connecticut River Coordinator’s office of the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Sunderland, MA, American Shad migrated up the River in record numbers this year. At the Turner's Falls fish ladder 147, 502 fish were counted. This is higher than any count in the last 35 years and is a four-fold increase compared to the previous top year, which was 2014. Similar increases were noted at Vernon Dam where 39, 791 Shad came up river. Still, a major drop off occurs by the time the shad are counted at Bellows Falls. This year just 44 were seen. This is better, however, than the previous three years when the shad count was zero.
TU State of the Trout Report