WILD & SCENIC FARMINGTON RIVER
Twenty-six years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River! in 2019, 1.1 miles in Canton were designated Wild & Scenic making the Upper Farmington River designated area a total of 15.1 miles. Learn more about Wild & Scenic here. Read the 2019 Annual Report here.
For a river to attain 'Wild and Scenic' status, it must be free-flowing and possess one or more Outstandlying Remarkable Values (ORVs). The Farmington River has several which help to make it such a special place:
- Recreation - Fishing, boating, tubing, camping, picnicing, hiking, biking, swimming
- Fish and Wildlife - Bald eagles, river otters, trout, salmon, black bears
- Scenic - Adjoining lands not altered much by humans, beautiful Satan's Kingdom, adjacent state forests, scenic ridges along both sides of river
- Historic - Old communities, 19th-century structures (mills), archaeological sites, historic buildings
NEWS & EVENTS
Remote meetings due to COVID-19
Please note - all FRCC meetings will be held as a conference call to protect the safety and health of the committee. The call in number is 866-423-6894 code 9815966.
"A Short History of the Farmington River: and the Quest for a National Wild & Scenic River designation"
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