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Photo of a backhoe that was used to add large woody debris to the salmonid habitat in Utley Brook  - Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service
Photo of fly fishing for Atlantic salmon - Credit:: MAFW / Bill Byrne

Newtown, Connecticut:  Deep Brook Water Quality Monitoring for Brook Trout

The Trout Unlimited-Candlewood Valley Chapter is working to identify water quality concerns in Deep Brook so that those concerns can be addressed to the benefit of the resident, wild Eastern brook trout.

Londonderry, Vermont: Utley Brook Fish Habitat Improvement Project

This is the second phase of a project to restore aquatic habitat in this West River tributary. In the first phase, completed in 2003, staff from the U.S. Forest Service – Green Mountain National Forest reshaped about 1,000 feet of the river channel within the broad channel bed to better reflect the actual drainage area of the stream and the type of stream. This project will install large trees or logs in the stream to establish pools and add cover. Atlantic salmon, brook trout, brown trout, blacknose dace, longnose dace and slimy sculpin will benefit from this habitat restoration project. The USFS has taken the lead on the project with funding assistance from the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission.


Last updated: September 1, 2010
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