Projects

Deerfield River Spawning Study

The DRWTU is in the process of conducting a scientific study to document the spawning activity of trout on the Deerfield River.  This is the first spawning study on the mainstem of the Deerfield.  DRWTU engaged Dr. Michael Cole of Cole Ecological, Inc to coordinate the study. Volunteers from among the members of the DRWTU … Continue reading Deerfield River Spawning Study

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Spawning Survey

  The Deerfield River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited (DRWTU) is conducting a survey of the spawning activity of wild brown trout on the river. Over the past several years redds (trout spawning beds) have been observed in the fall by a number of guides and anglers, but have yet to be formally documented. According … Continue reading Spawning Survey

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Deerfield River Temperature Monitoring

  In 2013, the Chapter was a project partner in an assessment of the Deerfield River that included temperature monitoring at 11 locations from the Dry Way all of the way downriver to a stretch behind Deerfield Academy.  The temperature data from the project provided a complete temperature profile of the river across most of … Continue reading Deerfield River Temperature Monitoring

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Chickley River

In the spring of 2015 DRW TU chapter members assisted the Connecticut River Watershed Council  along with land owners and residents of  Hawley in planting hundreds of trees and shrubs along sections of the Chickley River that were devastated by tropical storm Irene in 2011. This project took many days over several weeks to complete. … Continue reading Chickley River

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Crowningshield Conservation Area Project

The Crowningshield Project is a first of its kind partnership with TU and the Franklin Land Trust to preserve close to a mile of pristine wild trout water on the headwaters of the West Branch of the North River in Heath, Massachusetts.  This project began when Josh Morse and Will Anderson from FLT were evaluating the … Continue reading Crowningshield Conservation Area Project

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