Coarse Woody Debris

Notice all the logs and branches that have fallen into the stream below.  This “coarse woody debris” is important habitat for juvenile fish and for the insects they eat.  It also slows down the water when it is running hard and fast after a heavy rain or spring snowmelt, which prevents erosion of the stream banks.

Londonderry Trailways thanks the Londonderry Conservation Commission for their assistance in creating “Nature on the Trail’

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