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Chop and Drop in the Sunday River, Maine

Brook trout habitat in the Sunday River drainage has been degraded by poor land use practices, including timber harvesting, log driving, farming, and commercial and recreational development. Much of the river and its tributaries are unstable, over-widened, and lacking in deep pools, thereby reducing nursery and adult brook trout habitat. Although degradation is being addressed through a comprehensive watershed survey and main-stem restoration effort, the causal problem of accelerated runoff has not been addressed. This proposal will assess the efficacy of adding woody debris to reduce peak flows, create pools, and trap organics to enrich depauperate headwater streams.

Treatment Site #1, an Unnamed tributary to the Sunday River, Maine

Treatment Site #1, an Unnamed tributary to the Sunday River, Maine

Control Site on an unnamed tributary in the Sunday River, Maine.

Control Site on an unnamed tributary in the Sunday River, Maine

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