Many culverts in New Hampshire are undersized and inadequate for fish and other wildlife to pass through. As a community, conservation group, or professional, you can educate residents and members about the importance of wildlife-friendly culverts and steam crossings. A properly sized and designed culvert can accommodate fish and wildlife passage and reduce flood hazards and even help restore floodplains.
- Replacing Culverts for Flood Resiliency and Aquatic Connectivity: Presentation by Cheryl Bondi and Lori Sommer at the Actions for Wildlife in a Changing Climate workshop (12/6/18)
- NH Stream Crossing Initiative brochure
- NHDES Stream Crossing website, which includes links to Stream Crossing Assessment Protocol, Stream Crossing Guidelines, and the Aquatic Restoration Web Mapper.
- Flood Effects on Road-Stream Crossing Infrastructure: Economic and Ecological Benefits of Stream Simulation Designs, Nathaniel Gillespie et al. (2014)