Floodplain forests once covered wide stretches along the Connecticut River and its tributaries, but today they’re only a fraction of this important ecosystem. The town of Longmeadow has over 1000 acres of floodplain along the Connecticut river. In recent years, The Nature Conservancy has teamed up with two federal agencies to restore the forest in the area, making it the largest of its kind anywhere along the entire river. Connecting Point‘s Brian Sullivan visited the Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge to bring us the story.