A pipe culvert that obstructed the East Branch Black River for decades is gone and with it the persistent problems it caused with erosion, flooding and fish passage. In its place, a shiny aluminum arch ushers wild brook trout to 20 miles of habitat upstream of County Road 622 — vital spawning and nursery grounds supporting the river’s famed fishery. … More Reconnected At Last: Huron Pines Restores ‘Pivotal’ Shingle Mill Site on E. Branch Black River
There’s a story I tell my fishing friends to explain why they’re not catching anything in their “hotspot” when it was paying off just a week prior, and it involves 80,000 people dancing in the Tennessee countryside. For most of the year, a field outside Manchester, Tenn. sits undisturbed. In late spring, semi trucks and … More Read the River to Boost Fishing, Fun
The Pigeon River is now flowing freely for the first time in more than a century after removal of the Song of the Morning Dam! Because of the incredible teamwork and collaboration of so many partners and project funders, fish like brook trout, brown trout and steelhead can now reach upstream habitat previously blocked by … More VIDEO: THE PIGEON RIVER MADE WHOLE
Today, a group of partners gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Song of the Morning Dam Removal. The excitement and energy was palpable as attendees looked on in awe of the Pigeon River, flowing freely for the first time in more than a century. Construction began this week and already you can see from downstream to upstream … More SONG OF THE MORNING DAM IS GONE!
We are thrilled to report that because of recent generous support from partners and citizens like you, we’ve met our fundraising goal to move forward with the Song of the Morning Dam Removal this fall! We are thankful for each dollar contributed by individual donors and from dynamic groups like the Pigeon River Country Association, … More RECONNECTING THE PIGEON RIVER, TOGETHER!