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Clyde River Wetlands Natural Community Mapping Project Final Report

Clyde River Natural Community Mapping ProjectIntroduction: This project expanded upon natural community mapping conducted by the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in the wetlands of the Upper Clyde River Watershed in 2010-2011. A prior survey of wetlands throughout the Lake Memphremagog watershed in 1998 by the Vermont Nongame and Natural Heritage Program (NNHP) identified the upper Clyde River wetlands as one of the four most significant complexes in the Memphremagog watershed, and a priority area for additional study and conservation efforts (Engstrom et al. 1999). This assessment was based on the diversity and extent of wetland types found here, multiple high quality occurrences of natural community types that are uncommon statewide, and significant populations of multiple rare plant species.

Author: Jayson Benoit

Publication: July 2012

This is part of a two-year study. Click here to read the 2011 Report.


Restoring Water Quality in the Lake Memphremagog Basin: River Corridor Plan for the Black River

Title Page of Black River Watershed ReportSummary: The Black River Stream Geomorphic Assessments are part of an on-going partnership between the NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the State of Vermont to identify non-point pollution sources in the four main Vermont tributaries draining into Lake Memphremagog. These assessments aim to evaluate river stability and the condition of the adjacent landscape in order to determine the degree to which certain river reaches are impacting water quality as well as aquatic habitat.

Authors: Melissa Dyer, Jayson Benoit, and Matt Goclowski

Publication: March 2011


Restoring Water Quality in the Lake Memphremagog Basin: River Corridor Plan for the Barton and Johns Rivers

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Abstract: The Barton and Johns River Stream Geomorphic Assessments are part of an ongoing
partnership between the NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the State of Vermont to identify non-point source pollution in the four main Vermont tributaries draining into Lake Memphremagog.

Author: Melissa Dyer

Publication: December 19, 2008