Matthew Dickerson: Vermont’s Habitat Stamp has significant impact

FISH SPAWNING HABITAT will be greatly improved next year when the Blake Higgins Dam on Saxton River in North Westminster, shown at low flow in June 2021, is removed. Purchase of Vermont Habitat Stamps pays for habitat improvements like this. Photo courtesy of Jessica Louisos SLR Consulting

Thanks in large part to the public’s purchases of Vermont Habitat Stamps, the Blake Higgins Dam on Vermont’s Saxtons River — a tributary of the Connecticut River in southeastern Vermont — is scheduled to be taken down in 2024.

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