Mill Creek

Phenix City, Alabama

The Mill Creek restoration projects have successfully improved water quality and aquatic habitats in Eastern Alabama and provided a demonstration site for a healthy urban stream in the Chattahoochee River Basin. The natural channel design projects include channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. The project serves as a long-term demonstration site for ecosystem restoration monitoring and education.

Parkerson Mill Creek

Auburn, Alabama

The Parkerson Mill Creek restoration projects have successfully improved water quality and aquatic habitats in Eastern Alabama and provided a demonstration site for a healthy urban stream in the Tallapoosa River Basin. The natural channel design projects include channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. The project serves as a long-term demonstration site for ecosystem restoration monitoring and education. To date, two reaches of Parkerson Mill Creek have been restored, with the next phase of implementation scheduled for 2018 on Auburn University Campus.

Purlear Creek

Purlear, North Carolina

The Purlear Creek restoration project successfully improved water quality and aquatic habitats in the Yadkin River Basin and provided a demonstration site for a healthy riparian forest ecosystem as part of the State Forest property. The natural channel design project includes channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, wood toe revetments, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. Several hundred feet of abandoned channel were left to fill with groundwater and serve as riparian pools and wetland habitats. The project serves as a long-term demonstration site for ecosystem restoration monitoring and education. Recent water quality and macroinvertebrate monitoring David Penrose and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission have indicated that the stream system is capable of supporting re-introduced native brook trout.

East Prong Roaring River

Traphill, North Carolina

The East Prong Roaring River restoration project has successfully improved water quality and trout habitats in the Yadkin River Basin and provided recreational fishing access to a healthy riparian ecosystem. The natural channel design project includes channel realignment to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, wood toe revetments, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. The project serves as a long-term demonstration site for ecosystem restoration, recreation, and education. The stream is heavily used by anglers and is used by Trout Unlimited and others to educate youth about natural resource stewardship. Phase 1 was implemented on a 500-ft reach of East Prong Roaring River in 2017. Phase 2 is planned for implementation on an additional 2,000 feet of stream over the next two years.

Reasonover Creek

Transylvania County, North Carolina

The Reasonover Creek restoration project successfully improved water quality and aquatic habitats in the French Broad River Basin and provided a demonstration site for a healthy riparian forest ecosystem as part of the DuPont State Forest property. The natural channel design project includes channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, wood toe revetments, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. The project serves as a long-term demonstration site for ecosystem restoration monitoring and education.

Wolf Run Stream

Poplarville, Mississippi

The Wolf Run Mitigation Bank project is successfully improving water quality and aquatic habitats in the Wolf River Basin in Coastal Mississippi. The natural channel design project includes channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, wood toe revetments, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. The project provides compensatory mitigation credits to offset stream and wetland impacts in the river basin.

 

Shades Creek

Homewood, Alabama

The Shades Creek restoration project successfully improved streambank stability and water quality in the Cahaba River Basin in Alabama and provided a demonstration site for a healthy urban stream in the Birmingham metro area. The natural channel design project includes channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream boulder and log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement. The project serves as a long-term demonstration site for ecosystem restoration monitoring and education.