Groups Restore NC Linville River for Trout

A number of state and private environmental groups have been restoring a portion of the Linville River flowing through the Gill State Forest in Western North Carolina to improve habitat for trout and other aquatic species.

The state Forest Service and Division of Water Resources teamed up with the nonprofit land conservation organization Resource Institute, Inc., and the company North State Environmental to repair erosion damage and shallow waters, according to the North Carolina Forest Service.

State Forest Hydrologist Bill Swartley told Public News Service that maintaining rivers in North Carolina helps manage stormwater runoff from more extreme weather events. — By Jack Singletary


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