New Hampshires' Nash Stream has had its share of problems. Once used by loggers to move timber downstream almost 150 years ago, the 14-mile-long stream still bears the scars of that history. Then, in 1969, an upstream dam broke, changing the course of the stream and killing all of the fish in the stream. Its channels were straightened, and nearly all of its natural character was washed away.
Since 2005,TU has been working to restore Nash Stream to its original state, so brook trout can once again thrive in this North Country stream. TU staffer Jim MacCartney, working with local partners, spends much of his time helping to make that happen. New Hampshire Public Radio tells the story of Nash Stream in a piece that aired this morning.