Mr. Schwartz explained how four characteristics of streams interact to determine whether the river system is stable or not.
"Work together for healthy streams" by Derek Pruitt - PostStar.com
One of the lessons to come out of Tropical Storm Irene last summer was natural defenses — a river’s twists and turns, its forested floodplains and the boulders and banks that obstruct its currents — work best in slowing and calming a flood.
"Roaring Branch work gets grant" by Zeke Wright, Staff Writer - Bennington Banner
SUNDERLAND -- A federal watershed grant dedicated to river habitat restoration will repair sections of the Roaring Branch near Kelly Stand Road following Irene flood damage.
"Grants will pay for work on Roaring Branch" by Patrick McArdle, Staff Writer - Rutland Herald
SUNDERLAND — The Batten Kill Watershed Alliance announced recently that it, working in partnership with the Green Mountain National Forest, had obtained $70,000 in grants to repair sections of the Roaring Branch in Sunderland along Kelly Stand Road that were damaged last year by Tropical Storm Irene.
Alliance Chairman Greg Cuda has been named Trout Unlimited's "Volunteer Conservationist of the Year" for 2012.
The Alliance will partner with Green Mountain National Forest and The Orvis Company in an effort to repair the damage done to the trout habitat by Irene in 2011 in the Roaring Branch, Sunderland, VT.
Join us Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7pm for our Annual Meeting at the Georgi Museum, on the banks of the Batten Kill in Shushan, NY. Special guest, Carl Schwartz of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will speak on River Dynamics & Habitat Restoration.
One of the most exciting things for 2012 is at long last we are able to bring our efforts to bear on White Creek. The watershed of this important Batten Kill tributary begins in Rupert and Sandgate in Vermont and then the Creek runs down through Salem, New York and eventually to the Batten Kill. This watershed includes steep and forested hillsides and then flat farmland. It has been heavily impacted by channelization, straightening, and berming. In some places there are undersized culverts or bridges. In some places there is insufficient flood plain access.
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(Washington, DC) – The National Fish Habitat Action Plan (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled the 2011 10 “Waters to Watch” list, a collection of rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition over the next year.
The May 17, 2011 episode of Vermont Public TV's "Outdoor Journal" ran a feature titled "Restoring the Battenkill". It highlighted the installation of cover and shelter structures in the Batten Kill in Arlington, VT and interviews with state and federal experts and other stakeholders. The structures shown in the video survived the Irene flooding of August 2011.