Crews are planting more than 2,000 shrubs and trees near the Ammonoosuc River north of Lisbon, New Hampshire, to stop erosion and create new wildlife habitat.
The Caledonian Record reports that erosion has been eating into the river banks. Crews will establish a 35-foot buffer of mostly dogwood and willow trees. There will also be a riparian flood plain forest consisting of silver maple, red maple, cottonwood, box elder and American elm.
An upland forest is being created to include yellow birch and white pine and white ash.
Redstart Forestry of Corinth, Vermont, has been hired by the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust for the planting.
The project will include public trail access and a corridor for wildlife extending from a rail trail between the river and Route 302.