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.
- Forest management and in-stream wood by Karen Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension
- Riparian influences on stream habitat, nutrients and ecology by John Magee, N.H. Fish & Game
- Adding wood to streams in New Hampshire: Natural Resources Conservation Service: Stream Habitat Improvement 395 by Kelly Boland, NRCS
- Wood addition projects and permitting by Craig Rennie, N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services
- Large wood: past work and lessons learned by Colin Lawson and Joel DeStasio, Trout Unlimited
- Wood in Streams 2018 Workshops flyer
Abutter Notification of Wetlands Permit Application, October 2018, by Dick Fortin, Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Dredge and Fill Helpful Hints -- Minimum Impact, October 2018 by Dick Fortin, Tim Mountain Conservation Center
Opportunities for Cold Water Fisheries Enhancement Associated with Forestry Operations in Maine --Placing Large Wood in Streams published by the Maine Forest Service
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).
Poorfarm Brook Large-Wood Restoration Project (Gilford NH) by Joel DeStasio, Trout Unlimited
Related articles and information
- Bringing back brookies: improving stream habitat for brook trout by Wendy Scribner, Carroll County Forester, UNH Cooperative Extension, Spring 2018 Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter
- Instream Wood - by Karen Bennett, Extension Forester, December 23, 2014
- Presentations, handouts and other resources from the Water in the Woods Workshop held at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest on October 17, 2013 published by UNH Cooperative Extension