Eversource supports the New England Forests and Rivers Fund, which has improved forest habitat on more than 3,150 acres and opened more than 1,000 miles of upstream habitat for eastern brook trout, river herring and other aquatic species.
Eversource and NFWF began working together in 2015 to restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers within Eversource’s service area in New England. The partnership improves habitat for diverse native bird and fish populations by supporting management on public and private forestlands, restoring streamside forests, and removing barriers to fish passage. To date, the partnership has improved forest habitat on more than 1,750 acres and opened more than 270 miles of upstream habitat for eastern brook trout, river herring and other aquatic species.
This conservation partnership supports NFWF’s efforts to engage a variety of stakeholders within Eversource’s service area – private landowners, government agencies, academic institutions and conservation groups – to cultivate science-based conservation strategies and cost-effective on-the-ground solutions.