Kanawha Sapsucker Run Mitigation Bank


Mason County, WV


Stream, Wetland


Mitigation Bank



KANAWHA SAPSUCKER RUN MITIGATION BANK, together with Kanawha Yeager Fork Mitigation Bank, is located in Mason County, West Virginia, near the Ohio river. EIP’s restoration of these two properties focused on slowing and decreasing the rate of erosion, and re-establishing forested riparian buffers. Adding woody materials in the stream and increasing rooting adjacent to the stream has helped produce more bio-geochemical cycling to improve water quality and macroinvertebrate production. This has improved the ecological health of the water ways and land.

To date, EIP has restored six miles of stream and planted more than 56,000 trees in the Kanawha watershed.

Credit purchases from Kanawha Sapsucker Run Mitigation Bank enable large-scale conservation and restoration of West Virginia’s stream corridors for future generations. These credits support a diverse range of projects in West Virginia, including road construction, mining, and public infrastructure.

Stream or Wetland

Primary HUC 8 Watershed
– Lower Kanawha (05050008)
Secondary HUC 8 Watersheds
– Elk (05050007)
– Gauley (05050005)
– Greenbrier (05050003)
– Middle New (05050002)
– Lower New (05020004)
– Upper Kanawha (05050006)
– Coal (05050009)

Kanawha Sapsucker Run

We do restoration at scale: in West Virginia alone, EIP restored 50 miles of stream and 16,000+ acres of wetland.

Kanawha Sapsucker Run

Root wads strengthen the streambank and offer protection and shade to various species living within the stream.

Kanawha Sapsucker Run

A strengthened stream emerges after restoration in March 2019.

Kanawha Sapsucker Run

Unique flora, like these spring ladies' tresses (Spiranthes vernalis) were found growing on our site following restoration.


Our Partners

Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. partnered with EIP’s national team, applying their regional expertise in stream ecology, design, and permitting to multiple mitigation banks we developed together across West Virginia.

Bluegrass Stream new logo

As EIP planned the re-grading and reconstruction of the region’s stream beds, we drew on the locally based construction team at Bluegrass Stream LLC to use natural channel design techniques to help us achieve long-term stream stabilization.