In Vermont, the Clear Water Carbon Fund is planting trees in the White River Watershed. The White River watershed encompasses 710 square miles, including Addison, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor Counties and 50,000 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest. The White River flows 56 miles before meeting the Connecticut River in the Town of Hartford. The White River is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the State of Vermont and provides nursery habitat for juvenile Atlantic salmon and potential spawning habitat for adults. The White River is very important to the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program, a federal program aimed at revitalizing Atlantic salmon populations.
The White River Partnership oversees tree planting and provides the critical grassroots support and connection to local landowners necessary for identifying landowners who are willing to commit to have trees planted and maintained on their land along streams and rivers.