The Trout and Salmon Foundation was pleased to check in on an exciting habitat restoration project on New York’s Battenkill River watershed. Bill Bullock, Vice Chair of the Trout and Salmon Foundation visited with Jacob Fetterman,Trout Unlimited’s Project Coordinator of the Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative, to get an update on this important habitat project on one of the most valuable spawning tributaries and thermal refuges on the New York side of this amazing wild trout river.
This project is funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service along with a collection of conservation organizations including Trout and Salmon Foundation, Clearwater and Adirondack Chapters of Trout Unlimited, and Theodore Gordon FlyFishers.
Camden Creek is a high-quality trout stream, providing cold water year-round and spawning habitat for trout. The project site is a quarter mile upstream from Camden Creek’s confluence with the Battenkill River. The site is located on private property with a public fishing access easement. The restoration plan includes bank stabilization, reconnection of the floodplain, in-stream habitat improvements and riparian buffer plantings. Select portions of the habitat improvement work is pictured below.
The project is planned to be completed in September 2020.
For more information:
PR Contact Name – Bill Bullock, Trout and Salmon Foundation
Phone – (802) 375-3320
Email – [email protected]
About Trout and Salmon Foundation
Trout and Salmon Foundation was founded in 1969 to protect wild salmon and trout in North America. TSF enables and accelerates the work of local conservation organizations, landowners, and government agencies by providing grants to restore cold water fish habitat.
Trout and Salmon Foundation is a self-funding non-profit and 100% of all donations to TSF are used to fund habitat and restoration projects in trout and salmon waters across North America.
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