Shutdown Halts TU Restoration Work in Vermont

A Trout Unlimited "chop and drop" project to improve in-stream habitat for wild and native trout on the North and Black branches within Nulhegan National Wildlife Refuge is on hold because the refuge is closed and work crews can't access the construction site.

"Chop and drop" simply means work crews will down some timber and put it in the stream to improve habitat and angling opportunity in the future. Adding woody debris to trout streams increases cover, adds complexity to the habitat and, in time, makes for better fishing.

If the work is put off for too long, it might have to wait until next year, meaning anglers won't be able to enjoy the fruits of the project until next summer or even next fall. 

 

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