Stream Restoration on Mason Brook & Black Brook
During the summer of 2020, CCCD worked with Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC) to restore 1.5 miles of first-order streams in the Conway area.
TMCC Interns worked with NH Fish & Game to collect baseline data on stream conditions including macro-invertebrate surveys and electro-fishing for fish population surveys.
Large wood is added to first & second-order streams to mimic natural conditions. Natural wood in streams has decreased due to decades of timber management in New England forests. Wood in streams helps capture sediment and improve flood resiliency by slowing down and dispersing water more frequently.
This work is made possible by funding from the New Hampshire Moose Plate and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Grants