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In his 40 years on Elkins, West Virginia’s crystal-clear rivers, Gary Lang has not only made a living guiding his customers to some of the best trout fishing in the Northeast, but has also partnered with the Service and others to preserve those rivers for future generations. Having served as the president of his local Trout Unlimited chapter, Lang has worked to restore riverbanks, remove invasive species, and keep the rivers pristine for wildlife and people to enjoy.

The Service and partners remove the Weston Mill Dam from New Jersey’s Millstone River, creating a time lapse of the process.

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