The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Trout Unlimited more than $1.7 million for stream restoration efforts in northern New England.
The grant is through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Trout Unlimited said it will partner with other groups to restore 75 miles of stream habitat over a four-year period in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
Trout Unlimited’s western New England project coordinator, Erin Rodgers, called it “an amazing opportunity to collaborate across the three northern New England states and implement stream habitat restoration at a large scale.”
One of the groups Trout Unlimited is working with is Coldwater Conservation Fund, which Trout Unlimited said has contributed more than $1 million to its projects since 2015. It’s also working with state departments, Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and others.