Lower Farmington River & Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Study

July 27, 2007

Wild & Scenic Designation Comments Requested

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The five-year long lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Study is complete and the study package has been transmitted to Washington D.C. for Congressional action. 

In 1994, 14 miles of the Upper Farmington River — stretching from Colebrook to Canton — was added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system with an act of Congress. In Fall, 2003, the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) embarked upon an effort to have the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook similarly considered for this extraordinary distinction.

The five-year Wild and Scenic Feasibility Study involved volunteers from the 10 towns who oversaw research into the areas of interest, and worked with the towns, stakeholders and National Park Service to develop a management plan to help protect and enhance the outstanding natural, recreational, and/or cultural values of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook. The lower Farmington River/Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Study Committee has released the Management Plan to the Study Area towns and is looking forward to the Farmington River and Salmon Brook gaining the Wild and Scenic designation in the near future.

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