Stream and Wetland Restoration
Our stream and wetland restoration program is committed to improving streams, wetlands, and other degraded habitats to filter pollutants, reduce erosion, protect drinking water sources, and provide critical habitat areas for valuable plants and wildlife.
We complete quality, ecologically-sound restoration projects for local and state government clients, nonprofits, mitigation bankers, and private clients.
- Grant writing
- Stream and wetland assessment and delineation
- Restoration planning, design, budgeting, and permit compliance
- Implementation and construction
- Long-term monitoring and reporting
Stream and Wetland Restoration Contact
Morgan Wetland In Lieu Fee Program Mitigation Project
The Morgan Wetland in Jefferson County is unique among West Virginia wetlands because it is dominated by rare, wetland soils called marl soils. After years of agricultural use, especially as a pasture for livestock, West Virginia Farmland Protection established a conservation easement to protect the site. Downstream Strategies restored the site by converting pastureland back to wetlands and enhancing the existing wetlands. The site is now flourishing with native plants that support a wide variety of animals that depend on wetlands to survive.