Stretch of Lewis Creek Conserved in North Ferrisburgh

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Vermont River Conservancy worked with landowner Clark Hinsdale at the end of December in 2014, to protect a reach of Lewis Creek that includes an actively meandering channel . This property also contains an accessible floodplains capturing sediment and retaining floodwaters, an active beaver colony, and there is potential to restore the native “Clayplain Forest” on sections of the property.  This reach is well known to anglers and presents the opportunity for significant riparian habitat restoration.

This project is a prime example of how a River Corridor Easement can protect a wide range of conservation values including aquatic habitat, water quality, and flood resilience. Many thanks to the State of Vermont, Department of Environmental Conservation, in providing the Ecosystem Restoration Program funding in order to make this project possible.

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