Moose River Strategic Wood Addition


Moose River branches and tributaries

Connecticut River

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Sep. 30, 2021



Project Goals and Objectives

Improve brook trout habitat and stream function by providing cover, retaining organic material and fine sediment, creating pools, narrowing the low-flow channel, and improving floodplain access.

Structure Construction Elements

We call our technique strategic wood addition. On small streams where bankfull width is two times the average tree height, our methods are similar to chop-and-drop. On larger streams, we use a grip hoist to position downed trees in secure configurations. Most work was completed in 2021, but some remains to be done in 2022.

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