Over the past several weeks, flooding in New England has resulted in: The failure of the Forge Pond Dam in Freetown, Massachusetts, causing the evacuation of homes and businesses downstream. The failure of the Bolivar Street Dam in Canton, Massachusett… Read more »
Brian provides technical services and programmatic capacity building assistance to restore river habitat through stream barrier removals throughout the Northeast.
Brian joined American Rivers in May 2007. He is a fluvial geomorphologist and water resources engineer who specializes in river habitat restoration. Prior to working at American Rivers, he was the River Restoration Scientist at the Massachusetts Riverways Program, where he helped guide the development of the state’s River Restoration Priority Project Program. He previously coordinated Trout Unlimited’s Small Dams Program, which worked closely with American Rivers to remove obsolete dams that do more harm than good. He has also worked as a self-employed consultant, designing dam removal channel restoration, completing watershed assessments, and implementing dam removal project monitoring at projects in Wisconsin, Vermont and New Hampshire.
B.A. in Geography at Dartmouth College, M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (hydrology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and M.S. in Geography (fluvial geomorphology) from the University of Wisconsin-MadisonDeerfield River
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There are few things as scary as a dam failing in the middle of the night, with vulnerable communities just downstream. But that’s exactly what happened last week in Massachusetts. Luckily nobody was harmed when the 300 year old dam in Freetown b… Read more »