Vermont River Conservancy is assisting Duxury Land Trust to conserve a property that will add 68-acres to Vermont’s beloved Camels Hump State Park. The project will protect 2,200 feet of cold water brook trout habitat along Ridley Brook and 2,500 feet of riverfront habitat along the Winooski River. The property includes a historic mill site as well as ideal habitat for bobcat, white-tailed deer, black bear, and interior forest bird species such as the black-throated blue warbler.
VRC’s Conservation Manager & Site Steward, Remy Crettol, had the pleasure of documenting this winter wonderland after a deep March snowfall! Join him on a photographic journey of the site! Click any image below to scroll through.
Narrow stream channel and beautiful bedrock exposure along Ridley Brook creates a deep pool.
Overhanging hemlock branches shade the waters of Ridley Brook, keeping the water cold all year round.
The rocky streambed and large boulders create a unique structure which is ideal habitat for fish like native brook trout.
Stone structure along Ridley Brook tells the story of an old mill site.
Pool along the northern portion of Ridley Brook before its confluence with the Winooski River.
Steep slopes and cliffs in upland portion of the property create ideal habitat for bobcat.