UPPER MISSISQUOI AND TROUT RIVERS (UMATR)
WILD & SCENIC COMMITTEE
WILD & SCENIC
Celebrating 9 years of Wild and
In December 2014, Congress voted to add 46.1 miles of our beautiful northern Vermont rivers to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. We are so pleased to be a part of this great network.
Explore the website to see some of the work we've done over the past 9 years; join our mailing list to be kept up-to-date about new events and opportunities, and check out the footage from our Wild and Scenic Rivers Sojourn that we held June 2019 to celebrate our amazing rivers!
WILD AND SCENIC?
In December 2014, Vermont joined the prestigious network of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System when a congressional action designated 46.1 miles of the Upper Missisquoi River and the Trout River as Wild & Scenic. These beautiful rivers now join other celebrated rivers in 40 U.S. states and commonwealths; these 208 designated rivers are preserved and safeguarded for their remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, and cultural values.
Our Committee works to protect the rivers for the good of all.
It's your river. Make your splash!
Our designated Wild and Scenic Rivers are managed by our local communities. We pursue actions and hold river activities that protect, enhance, and encourage enjoyment of our rivers, and we need your participation!
Keep an eye on our Events page and our Facebook page to know how you can participate in clean-ups, paddles, celebrations, and workshops.
Come to a Wild & Scenic Committee meeting, held monthly.
Contact us if you'd like to join our mailing list, to receive meeting and event notices, and our annual newsletter.
Let us know what parts of Vermont's first Wild and Scenic Rivers are outstanding and important to you, and how we can help protect and preserve those areas.
The Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee is formed of
local appointees and partner organizations.
The Committee's mission is to collaborate with partners and the communities along the rivers
(Lowell, Westfield, Troy, Jay, North Troy, Richford, Montgomery, Berkshire, Enosburgh, and Enosburg Falls) to promote the rivers and support good river management.
The Committee uses the voluntary Management Plan as a road map
to promote, protect, and enhance the rivers and their resources.
Open meetings provide a regular and reliable forum for
discussion, research, consensus-building, and action around river matters.