In 2015, Trout and Salmon Foundation funded the West Arlington restoration project on the Batten Kill river in partnership with Batten Kill Watershed Alliance. This project was recently highlighted in a press release from Batten Kill Watershed Alliance:
The project was designed by Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) fisheries biologists under the guidance of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department fisheries biologist Ken Cox. The work is funded by GMNF, the Trout & Salmon Foundation, and the members of BKWA.
The section of the river in question begins a short distance downstream of the West Arlington Covered Bridge at Rte. 313 West and continues down around a big bend to where the Batten Kill comes up against River Road. The primary goal of the project is to improve trout habitat by installing structures of wood and stone to provide cover and shelter, which is lacking in the Batten Kill. The full press release is available here.
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Trout and Salmon Foundation has donated more than $1.0 million to protect wild salmon and trout in North America. TSF seeks partnerships with local watershed organizations like Batten Kill Watershed Alliance that are directly engaged in habitat restoration projects that improve and expand trout and salmon waters. Applying for grants from Trout and Salmon Foundation is easy. Check out our grant criteria.
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