U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region
Beaver Falls Recreation Area. Credit: USFWS

Beaver Falls, NY, is the first of a wave of hydroelectric relicensing projects in the basin encouraging sustainable watershed protection.

Chautauqua Creek had been prime habitat for steelhead and other fish. Years of construction projects, including dams and culverts, was limiting access to upstream habitat for spawning and recreational fishing opportunities....

The Service and partners removed a dam in East Burke, VT, restoring recreational access and migratory fish routes in the Passumpsic River.