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Trout Unlimited (TU) just announced that the revered Batten Kill River Watershed will be receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars of trout habitat improvement over the next 2 years as a part of TU’s “Homewaters Initiative.”
Thanks to phenomenal fundraising efforts by local TU chapters, TU has hired a project manager to oversee the upcoming projects designed to improve habitat in the river for wild trout. Local stakeholders and TU believe that the improvements will bring more anglers to the watershed in the future, but more importantly, the project will stabilize the riverbanks and channelize the river to improve flows and prevent flooding.
According to the Post Star, “The project coordinator, Jacob Fetterman, will oversee a Trout Unlimited ‘Home Rivers Initiative’ project on the Batten Kill in 2020 and 2021 that will build on recent years of work by volunteers, as well as New York and Vermont fisheries biologists, to counteract a decline in trout numbers.”