Improving Wildlife Habitat

We’re working to ensure that rivers support healthy populations of fish and other aquatic life.

Undersized culverts and poorly designed road crossings prevent wildlife passage and can fail during major storms. The Alliance works with partner organizations to offer workshops for municipalities across the state, focused on improving road stream crossings for wildlife and public safety.

Our work in this area focuses on the following objectives:

  • Restore the continuity of stream habitat by removing obsolete dams and improving bridge and culvert designs.
  • Maintain adequate flows and water levels.
  • Restore priority habitat areas, including wetlands, river corridors and floodplains.
  • Maintain and improve water quality, including protecting the temperature of cold and cool rivers.