DRWTU Attorney Chris Myhrum has filed two official documents on our behalf intended to impact the relicensing of Fife Brook Dam and the Bear Swamp Project. What we are asking for in the FERC arena: Increase winter minimum flows in winter to 350 cfs to keep redds adequately covered Ramping up and ramping down to … Continue reading DRWTU Files Comments in Relicensing Process
Board Members Chris Jackson, Sheila and Eric Halloran attended a meeting at the invitation of the Connecticut Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Wilmington VT last month. The meeting previewed a more formal presentation of the plan for the US Forestry Service conservation project on a section of the Green Mountain National Forest that includes … Continue reading Somerset Integrated Resource Project
As co-chair of the DRWTU Conservation Committee, Kevin Parsons has submitted a letter along with the interim report from the second year’s spawning study on the Deerfield River to the Federal Energy Resource Commission. Click Here to see Parsons Letter.
DRWTU is recommending that during the hot summer months of July and August, Mass Fish and Wildlife adopt no fishing zones within 100 feet from the mouths of posted cold-water tributaries: Pelham Brook, Cold River, Chickley River, Avery Brook, Clesson Brook, etc. In many summer months, the mouths of cold-water tributaries offer trout sanctuary from … Continue reading Proposals To Mass Fish & Wildlife
LINK TO BEAR SWAMP RELICENSING (FERC No. 2669): http://www.bearswampproject.com LINK TO BEAR SWAMP RECREATION SURVEY https://renewableops.brookfield.com/en/Presence/North-America/Recreation-and-Safety/Bear-Swamp-Relicensing/Recreation-Survey TROUT SPAWNING SURVEY REQUEST DEERFIELD RIVER WATERSHED CHAPTER TROUT UNLIMITED PO Box 133 Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 December 20, 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E., Room 1 A Washington, DC 20426 RE: Bear Swamp Project, … Continue reading FERC Re-licensing of the Fife Brook Dam
As part of the re-licensing requirements for the Fife Brook dam operated by Brookfield Renewable Partners, (BRP), a wading study was conducted on August 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2016 to determine the effect of three different releases on the safety of wading anglers. It is hoped that the information learned from this study will be … Continue reading Wading Safety Study