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Restored stream
Engineering and Expereince
East coast trout stream
Thoughtful stream design

Wick Property 

Nemacolin Woodlands, PA

Restoration of Meadow Run on the Wick Property was centered on improving fish habitat and removal of a small dam. The project included work on 2000’ of Meadow Run and 350’ of a small tributary Deadman’s Run. The work was designed to create a diversity of fishing opportunities for guests of the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Flyfishing Program. The restoration included removal of a small dam to improve flows and connectivity for fish. We also created a Mountain Stream fishing experience on Deadmans Run by enhancing pools and restoring log jams. The perineal cool water flows will encourage colonization by native Brook Trout and cool water inputs at the mouth will act as a refuge for stocked fish in Meadow Run. The work also required removal of brush in the riparian area that will be maintained to allow access and casting lanes for clients of the fishing program.  


  • Removal of a 50’x6’ dam to improve flows and connectivity,

  • Removal of sediment associated with the dam,

  • Addition of boulders as pocket water and seam feeding habitat,

  • Addition of log and toe wood structures as cover habitat,

  • Improved access and casing lanes,

  • Diversification of the fishing experiences,

  • Existing bridge, water and gas pipelines were maintained

Tranquility Property 

Nemacolin Woodlands, PA

Restoration of Beaver Creek on the Tranquility Property included work along approximately 3250’ of stream including three side channels. We enhanced habitat at 20 locations by adding log or rock clusters and restoring spawning gravels. Five full channel weirs were used to enhance pools and as grade control. Proper position of these and smaller structures allowed us to maintain flow in side channels and disperse high flows away from structures and into floodplain along the opposite bank. A highly seasonal flow required creative placement and design of structures to ensure their proper function at high flows (50 CFS) and to maintain their relevance at low flows (2 CFS).


  • Restoration of previous in-channel work

  • Habitat enhancement for highly variable flows

  • Maintenance of floodplain connectivity and side channel habitat

  • Restoration of spawning habitat

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