Floodplain Restoration Project

Floodplain Forest 1
Floodplain Forest 2

In recent years, a multi-organization partnership between The Nature Conservancy, Friends  of  Fannie  Stebbins,  Silvio  O. Conte  National  Wildlife  Refuge,  Allen  Bird Club and the Longmeadow Conservation Commission was developed to create a floodplain  habitat  restoration  project  along  the  portions  of  the  Connecticut  River watershed within the Town of Longmeadow. The successful planting of over 8,000 plants of 20 species across seven fields in what is locally known as “The Meadows” has created the largest floodplain forest of its kind in the entire Connecticut River watershed.

Informational videos of this years-long project can be viewed here:

Partnership to Preserve the Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge

Floodplain Forest at Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge | Connecting Point | June 3, 2019