Rolling Fork Mitigation Bank

Location

Marion County, KY

Resource

Stream

Solution

Mitigation Bank

Status

Approved

ROLLING FORK MITIGATION BANK, located in Casey and Marion Counties, is a stream restoration project aimed at increasing the health of Kentucky’s diverse aquatic species. Our goals for improving stream function here in the Salt River Basin included improving water quality by reducing nutrients and sediment, and increasing biological diversity. By developing riffle/pool sequences, establishing riparian corridors, and improving stream stability, EIP has achieved our restoration goals and our work has reduced downstream sediment loading and provided new, high-quality habitat for aquatic species.

Credits from Rolling Fork Mitigation Bank are approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill mitigation requirements of Section 404 Clean Water Act permits. Credit purchases also promote large-scale conservation and restoration of Kentucky’s stream corridors for future generations.

CREDITS AVAILABLE
Stream

SERVICE AREA
Portions of USACE Pre-Defined Service Areas 5, 6, and 7, including HUC 8 Watersheds
– Silver-Little Kentucky (05140101)
– Salt (05140102)
– Rolling Fork (05140103)

Rolling Fork Mitigation Bank

During restoration, our team uses rock harvested on site to build stream stabilizing structures.

Rolling Fork Mitigation Bank

These stream channels would soon flow with water and become home to a diversity of aquatic fauna.

Rolling Fork Mitigation Bank

The restored stream provides habitat for a diverse range of acquatic species, contributing toward improving the health of the species in Kentucky.

Across Appalachia, restored streams are bringing back flora and fauna

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BCH Beaver Creek Hydrology

Our Partners

Beaver Creek Hydrology’s expert team understands the complexities of stream restoration and addresses them with the highest degree of innovation and creativity. They work with EIP to help us design our large-scale stream restoration projects across Appalachia. BCH, one of the leading stream design firms in the country, invented the natural channel design software, BANKWELL, that efficiently tackles our large-scale projects. They have published and presented widely about hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.

SRS Stream Restoration Specialists

Stream Restoration Specialists, based in Corbin, Kentucky, is one of the best stream builders in the industry. EIP has worked on multiple projects with SRS’s expert construction team. Their team members from a range of backgrounds, including former road builders, coal miners, and self-taught stream contractors, are efficient, self-sufficient, and top-notch with project logistics and scheduling. Working in tandem with both EIP and Beaver Creek Hydrology, SRS’s stream building expertise takes design concepts and turns them into reality.

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