Western North Carolina Stream Initiative

Since 2014 Brushy Fork has been integral in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of 13 stream stabilization projects funded by the Western North Carolina Stream Initiative (WNCSI). The WNCSI is a partnership between the Natural Resource Conservation Service, a branch of the USDA, and Resource Institute, a North Carolina…

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Additional Grant Funded Projects

-Beaverdam 319 Watershed Grant- Brushy Fork recently finished a stream stabilization and wetland enhancement along Fork Branch, a tributary of Beaverdam Creek in Watauga County, NC. This was the final of 13 projects funded by two 319 grants from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to address nonpoint source…

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Wetland Restoration and Enhancement

Although wetlands account for only a small percentage of the total land area in the southern Appalachians, the ecological services they provide are invaluable. Wetlands provide habitat for many rare and endemic species, and provide water filtration and retention. Unfortunately, many wetland areas have been drained or degraded due to…

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