Conservation Opportunities & Resources

A multi-faceted approach is needed to help ensure the survivabilty of wild brook trout and preserve the high water quality of the watershed. We have organized conservation opportunities and resources by the main headings below. Helpful resources and links to successful projects are provided within each section. Please use our drop down menu above or click on these major headings to learn more.

Protect Critical Habitat through Conservation Easements

Practice Best Management Habitat Stewardship

Habitat Protection using Forested Stream Buffers
Best Management Logging Practices
Best Management Agricultural Practices

Prepare for Climate Change

Atmospheric Acid Deposition
Higher Intensity Storms,  Increased Flooding & Higher Water Temperature

Reconnect Floodplains & Restore Meanders
Replace Undersized Culverts at Road-Stream Crossings
Preserve or Restore Riparian Buffer Protection
Protect and Manage Forests in Drinking Water Source Watersheds

Increased Stormwater Runoff & Pollution from Impervious Surfaces

Minimize Point-Source Pollution
Install Low Impact Development techniques and Green Infrastructure

Exotic Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species & Disease

Practice Clean, Drain & Dry Techniques
Participate in Early Detection & Response Programs

Improve Existing Land Use

Practice Best Management Habitat Stewardship

Replace Riparian Buffers

Update Existing Infrastructure to Improve Habitat

Replace Undersized Culverts at Road-Stream Crossings
Address the Flow Regimes of Existing Dams

Infiltrate Stormwater Runoff & Pollution

Minimize Point-Source Pollution
Install Low Impact Development Techniques & Green Infrastructure

Minimize Habitat Degradation caused by Recreation

Improve Logging Road, OHRV & Snowmobile Trail Crossings

Take Action to Minimize the Spread of Invasive Species

Protect the Watershed in Future Development

Practice Best Management Habitat Stewardship

Protect Riparian Buffers

Minimize Habitat Fragmentation

Minimize Road-Stream Crossings
Minimize Water Withdrawal for Irrigation, Public Water Supply or Commercial Use
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