Vermont’s Trout Rivers After Tropical Storm Irene

In a recent blog post, veteran news reporter Jon Margolis interviews VNRC Water Program Director Kim Greenwood as well as draws from a Fish and Wildlife Department report. His analysis explores the controversy over how we “fixed” – with negative consequences in many cases – rivers in parts of the state after tropical storm Irene. The VFWD report found that at least 77 miles of Vermont’s streams suffered “major degredation of aquatic habitat” resulting from post-Irene in stream work. The report also asserts that it could take decades for aquatic habitat to recover in some of the longer altered reaches.

Read Margolis’ full blog post here.

To download the Fish and Wildlife Department report, click here  and then click on the link under Items of Special Interest.

View VNRC Kim Greenwood describing how rivers work in the video below