Wood In Streams

large wood in a stream

Until recently, the importance of wood in streams for fish habitat wasn't very well understood. In 2018 two field-based workshops were held for practitioners to learn about the importance of large (and even small) wood in streams. The workshops are part of ongoing work including wood-in-streams demonstration sites. Information and locations of demonstration sites will be added to this page as they become available. Presentation materials, key resources and related articles and information are presented.

Presentation materials

Key resources

  • 4.3 Forest Management in Riparian Areas  HTML or PDF
  • 4.4 Stream Crossings and Habitat  HTML or PDF

Demonstration sites

Current wood-in-stream demonstration sites include three miles of Poorfarm Brook in Gilford and projects of Trout Unlimited and Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Future projects are planned by County Conservation Districts in Belknap, Carroll, Grafton and Merrimack counties. These projects are funded by the New England Forest and Rivers fund, Moose Plate grant, the N.H. Association of Conservation Districts demonstration funds, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Related articles and information

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