US Fish and Wildlife Service Projects

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The RC&D has developed cooperative agreements with the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the a wide variety of conservation related partnership projects including stream modeling, stream habitat restoration, conservation planning, and environmental education services. Projects completed to date include … Continued

Hoyes Run Benthic Study

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A partnership between Maryland Power Plant Research Program, Garrett College and Appalachian Labs for completing a benthic study to investigate macroinvertebrate utilization of coal combustion byproduct (CCB) grout substrates in the Hoyes Run waterway. This project is in progress and … Continued

Down Hole Remote Camera Project

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The Office of Surface Mine’s (OSM) Appalachian Regional Office assisted the Western Maryland RC&D with the monitoring of mine tunnels and shafts in the Kempton Mine Complex.  The OSM’s remote digital video camera allowed for the production of a digital … Continued

Crellin Doser on Laurel Run

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The RC&D has partnered with West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the MDE, Bureau of Mines for the construction and installation of a lime doser to treat acid mine drainage on Laurel Run. The project is complete; the lime … Continued

Beaver Creek Stream Stabilization

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This recently completed partnership project with the Beaver Creek Watershed Association improved water quality and wildlife habitat that sustains a wild trout fishery, including additional spawning habitat for wild brown trout and rainbow trout.  This WHIP project will also help … Continued

Utility Adapted Tree Research Project

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This partnership project with the USDA, National Arboretum is for the development of tree species which are short at maturity that will allow for planting in both urban and under power line applications. For additional information concerning any of the … Continued

White Hall Dam Removal

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The RC&D has entered into a Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) contract with the USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) for fish passage and stream habitat improvement on Little Falls Creek within the Gunpowder-Patapsco Watershed. The project is to partially … Continued

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