Tuscarawas Mitigation Bank

Location

Harrison County, OH

Resource

Stream

Solution

Mitigation Bank

Status

Approved

Kevin Roush

Assistant Director of Markets

TUSCARAWAS MITIGATION BANK is a stream restoration site in Harrison County, Ohio, which, together with our Upper Ohio Mitigation Bank, is located within a 4,200-acre private outdoor recreation center. Prior to EIP’s restoration efforts, the site was impacted by a variety of land use activities including surface mining, logging, horse and cattle pasturing, recreational horse riding, and stream channelization. Our restoration has re-established functional geomorphological structure and riparian buffers, improved biogeochemical cycling, and diversified benthic communities and aquatic habitats, providing a distinct watershed benefit. Our efforts resulted in the restoration of 6.46 miles of stream.

Credits generated through this restoration of these critical aquatic resources are used to compensate for the unavoidable impacts from various economic development projects throughout eastern Ohio.

CREDITS AVAILABLE
Stream

SERVICE AREA
Primary
– Tuscarawas HUC 8 Watershed (05030102)
Secondary
– Case-by-Case Basis

Tuscarawas Mitigation Bank

This once-straightened stream channel now has natural meandering patterns, reducing erosion and improving water quality.

Tuscarawas Mitigation Bank

Following construction, native vegetation establishes itself, stabilizing the streambanks.

Tuscarawas Mitigation Bank

Riffle/pool complexes provide the perfect habitat for macroinvertebrates and fish.

Tuscarawas Mitigation Bank

In fall, riparian buffers show abundant plant diversity that complements the now-stable natural stream channel.

Across Appalachia, restored streams are bringing back flora and fauna

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SRS Stream Restoration Specialists

Our Partners

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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Hull and Associates brings regional engineering, regulatory, and infrastructure experience to its work with EIP in Ohio and West Virginia. They understand the technical requirements needed to address the challenges of the steep and varied Appalachian landscape, and their knowledge of the local ecosystem helps EIP work with maximum efficiency and accuracy in the region.

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