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Restoring the Fish Habitat of Great Brook in Walpole, NH
Restoring the Fish Habitat of Great Brook in Walpole, NH

Wed, Aug 14

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Distant Hill Gardens

Restoring the Fish Habitat of Great Brook in Walpole, NH

Join us for the Forest Stewardship Summer Series!

Time & Location

Aug 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Distant Hill Gardens, 507 March Hill Rd, Walpole, NH 03608, USA

About the event

Join us for the Forest Stewardship Summer Series! This series of educational events will focus on private forest stewardship and conservation. We aim to facilitate communication among forest owners, practitioners, and educators, to  strengthen an ethic of forest stewardship in the region. Registration is free, but slots are limited. Donations to the sponsoring organizations are welcomed and encouraged.

See a stream restoration project in progress!

The addition of instream wood is a centerpiece of wild brook trout restoration because it restores natural stream dynamics and habitat. Large wood creates diverse flow patterns, helps retain sediment, creates pools, and provides habitat for steam insects and cover for fish. Properly anchored in place, large woody material provides habitat for fish, insects, amphibians and small mammals.

Join John Magee and Jared Lamy, Fish Habitat Biologists with N.H. Fish and Game, to learn about the benefits and the process of strategically adding wood to streams.

We will meet at Distant Hill Gardens at 507 March Hill Road, Walpole NH, for a short overview of how and why to use Strategic Wood Addition (SWA) to improve instream aquatic organism habitat.

We'll then visit a 2-mile section of Great Brook, a first-order stream in the highlands of Walpole NH, that Trout Unlimited is in the process of restoring using the addition of large instream wood.

Presented by Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD), Distant Hill Gardens, UNH Cooperative Extension, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and The Monadnock Conservancy

Cost: Free, Registration Required, Space is limited to 35 registrants

Please Note: Pets are not allowed at CCCD events. Service animals trained to to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

For questions or assistance in registration contact:

Email benee@cheshireconservation.org or call (802) 518-0993

USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.

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