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Johnsons Mill Dam Removal Aquatic Organism Passage Assessment

In 2019, the Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD)
retained Stone to perform a dam removal feasibility assessment of Johnsons Mill
Dam, located on Bogue Branch in Bakersfield, Vermont. Once used to power a
nearby sawmill, the obsolete dam is causing adverse impacts on the habitat and
migration of brook trout, a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Vermont
watersheds. Acting on behalf of a private landowner, the Franklin County NRCD
secured funding from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to remove the dam,
restore the Bogue Branch to a free-flowing state, and improve water quality, flood
resilience, and aquatic organism passage (AOP).