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Stream Restoration

Many factors contribute to stream bank erosion and instability, including increased upstream development, poor agricultural practices, and destruction of the riparian buffer. Sometimes stream degradation gradually worsens over a period of many years, while other times a major storm event can severely damage a reach over a period of just…

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Stream and Wetland Delineation

Accurate assessment of sensitive areas is critical to project success. Whether you’re a conservation-minded developer, a private homeowner, or in the market for a piece of land, it’s imperative to know if there are jurisdictional streams or wetlands on the property. In most scenarios you cannot build within wetlands or streams, or their…

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Mitigation

Stream and wetland restoration is becoming increasingly essential in the ongoing quest to balance anthropogenic development and the resulting impacts to the environment. The construction of roads and communities often negatively impacts wetlands, streams and other critical habitat for plants and animals, resulting in overall environmental degradation over time. Construction may also result…

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Payne Branch Project History and Information

Brushy Fork Environmental is excited to be collaborating on a project to remove the Payne Branch Dam this summer! The Payne Branch Dam, located on the Middle Fork New River in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, was constructed in 1924 by New River Light and Power. The purpose of the dam…

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Payne Branch Restoration Project Starts Construction in July

Payne Branch Restoration Project Starts Construction in July, read about the project and Brushy Forks involvement here.

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