Project: Wilbur's Bridge / Pig Farm Bank stabilization Project
Location: Near Wilbur's Bridge, in the Batten Kill, Manchester, VT
Time Frame: 1997
Partners: This project was the result of a copperative effort of the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's 'Partner's for Wildlife' Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the VT Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Southwestern Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Orvis Company, Burgess Brothers of Bennington, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, participating landowners, and the Bennington County Conservation District.
Problem Description: Though this project predates the establishment of the BKWA, the Wilbur's Bridge / Pig Farm Bank Stabilization Project utilized natural channel design techniques to stabilize two sections of severely eroding streambank, both up and downstream from Wilbur's Bridge in Manchester, VT.
Project Work Completed: The project involved the installation of tree revetments and root wads to stabilize the eroding streambanks, prevent further sediment deposition into the Batten Kill and create natural fish habitat.
Photos: The photos above show the project construction under way as well as the installed structures at the site several years later.