August 31, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Rochester Ranger Station
99 Ranger Rd
Rochester, VT 05767
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Aquatic Resources Public Field Visit Itinerary August 31, 2016; 900am to 200pm

Robinson Integrated Resource Project – Green Mountain National Forest


Objective: Learn about opportunities and share ideas regarding stream and riparian restoration as part of the Robinson Integrated Resource Project


Please meet at the Rochester Ranger Station located at 99 Ranger Road, Rochester, VT 05767 (about 2 miles north of Rochester Village on VT 100). We will plan to caravan to each stop using a combination of government and private vehicles depending on how many people participate.


9:00-9:30 Introduction – provide an overview of the Robinson Integrated Resource Project, the Green Mountain National Forest aquatic resource program, and potential opportunities within the project area
9:30-9:45 Travel to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp site along VT 73
9:45-10:45 Discuss recent aquatic habitat restoration activities along the West Branch of the White River such as large wood placement and riparian buffer management
10:45-11:00 Travel to Bingo Brook along Bingo Road (Forest Road 42)
11:00-12:00 Discuss conditions that influence stream functions and associated channel features; stress importance of headwater streams such as sediment retention, cold water, and fish spawning; discuss water based recreation opportunities
12:00-12:15 Travel to Joe Smith Brook along Forest Road 220 (off Chittenden Brook Road

– Forest Road 45)

12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:45 Discuss Joe Smith Brook aquatic organism passage, stream restoration project upstream, and effects from tropical storm Irene
1:45-2:00 Return to Rochester Ranger Station


Note: We can remain flexible with our itinerary depending on what participants want to focus on during our discussions even if it results in returning to the Rochester Ranger Station at 2:30 or 3:00 pm.


What to wear: Sturdy foot apparel, long pants, long shirt, sunhat


Wat to bring: water, bag lunch or snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent

For more information contact: Jay Strand at (802)767-4261 x522 (phone); or [email protected] (email).