Lake Champlain, Vermont
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Sedimentation, increased water temperature, barriers to passage and lack of riparian vegetation have been identified as the major threats to Vermont's brook trout population. The project includes has two principle efforts underway: installation of livestock fencing, alternative water systems, and planting native trees and shrubs to restore degraded riparian areas and the replacement of an existing failed culvert with a bridge to allow for the year round upstream movement of brook trout on Stevensville Brook.
Photo of a culvert causing a fish passage barrier in Stevensville Brook, Vermont
Photo of the riparian restoration on Upper Browns Run in Lake Champlain, Vermont
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