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2020 Projects

These projects removed three barriers, opened 30.8 miles of stream, enhanced 5 miles of stream habitat, preserved genetic diversity, and enhanced recreational fishing. These projects brought in $1.28M in partner funds, and provided an estimated 19.4M in socioeconomic benefits.

Robinson IRP LWD Habitat Restoration, White River, VT

The goal of this project is to install up to five miles of large woody habitat in tributaries to the White River in Rochester and Hancock, VT, in order to improve habitat diversity, macroinvertebrate diversity and abundance, and brook trout abundance and resilience to climate change.

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Lockwood Brook Culvert Replacement VT

This project will replace a culvert on Lockwood Brook, a tributary to the Mill Brook and Mad River, opening up 2.5 miles of brook trout habitat that will provide thermal refugia for native trout foraging and spawning and improve flood resilience.

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Camp Wihakowi Dam Removal Bull Run, Northfield, VT

Friends of the Winooski River (FWR) proposes to remove the Camp Wihakowi Dam and the impounded sediment to restore a natural channel, bench, floodplain access, and aquatic organism passage to approximately 27 miles of upstream cold water habitat.

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Peterson Pond Dam Removal Third Herring Brook, Hanover, MA

The goal for this project was the removal of the Peterson Pond Dam and provision of fish passage and additional habitat to the base of Jacobs Pond, the headwaters of the Third Herring Brook. The project was completed in November 2020 and was the last dam removal on the Third Herring Brook. Partners are working on additional passage projects upstream of this project.

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