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Trout Unlimited & NH Fish & Game

Trout Unlimited and New Hampshire Fish & Game have been working together with town organizations, such as conservation commissions, to conduct wild brook trout surveys and increase habitat restoration efforts across New Hampshire. One of their main goals is to ensure the sustainability of the beautiful wild brook trout, a species of "greatest conservation need," according to NH Wildlife Action Plan.  One particular project for the Basil Woods TU chapter has been collecting data in our very own Warner River watershed through Brook Trout & Habitat Quality Surveys. These photos are from the June 2024 macroinvertebrate survey of Ballard Brook, where all indications were that this particular stream is in good condition. Those participating included a student researcher, and members of the Warner Conservation Commission, the Warner River Local Advisory Committee, and local TU members.

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Mapping the Stream

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Identifying & Sorting Species

This healthy brook has excellent qualities for supporting macroinvertebrates.

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Netting Macroinvertebrates

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Another Trout Unlimited project in our watershed has been Culvert-Stream Crossing Assessments to repair, restore, or replace culverts in order to improve trout passage within the watershed. (Scroll down the TU page to "Ongoing Projects and Activities".)

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