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Fish Habitat Partnerships Making a Difference in Nash Stream, New Hampshire

from the National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2015 Through a Fish's Eye Report

Summary

Partnership - Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture Historically, Nash Stream, New Hampshire was known as a high quality wild Brook Trout stream that provided exceptional angling opportunities. Unfortunately in 1969, the dam used to release water from Nash Bog Pond for log drives failed sending a torrent of water akin to the 500-year flood event down Nash Stream. Immediately thereafter and in response to the dam failure, stretches of Nash Stream were straightened and its banks made higher by bulldozers. Consequently, much of the instream and riparian habitat was altered to the detriment of wild Brook Trout and other fish species. Additionally, undersized culverts were placed in many essential Brook Trout spawning tributaries and [...]

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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) is partnering with the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) to produce the 2015 report entitled, "Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2015". The information contained within this item is a product of NFHP. The Bureau is neither responsible nor liable for the accuracy or the use of the scientific content within this item. This content is considered preliminary pending subsequent review and approval.
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  • Nash Stream, New Hampshire - Restoration Project

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