West Branch White River Restoration

Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests’ restoration of the West Branch of the White River following extensive gravel removal in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in central Vermont. This video highlights the the restoration of the river to help maintain fish populations, including use of large wood in place of riprap to stabilize and reconstruct embankments.

This project at the CCC camp on the West Branch of the White River was a unique opportunity that the Forest Service had in the upper White River in the West Branch, two areas where there's a lot of
National Forest land in the valley bottom. This area at the CCC camp is where we started work in the early nineties to learn about valley bottom stream restoration.Int the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, restoration was necessary in order to maintain this work of monitoring fish populations. View the full video to learn more.