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US Fish and Wildlife Service Projects

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 the development of a stream bank erosion prediction tool, a “Connecting People with Nature Workshop”, designing Parents in nature programs, design of environmental education outreach tools, assess and restore fish and waterfowl habitats, development of design plans for bio-retention demonstration project, implementing fish passage projects, stream assessment and restoration projects, habitat conservation planning and monitoring, and aging fish populations, The status of these projects is ongoing.

 

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Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: After conditions, downstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: After conditions, downstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: Before conditions, downstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: Before conditions, downstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: Before conditions, upstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: Before conditions, upstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: After conditions, upstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Little Catoctin Creek: Stream restoration project for Brook trout in Myersville, MD: After conditions, upstream section of Little Catoctin Creek
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: Before conditions looking upstream at Raven Rock Run
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: Before conditions looking upstream at Raven Rock Run
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: Before conditions looking from left bank at Raven Rock Run
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: Before conditions looking from left bank at Raven Rock Run
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: During construction at Raven Rock Run looking upstream
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: During construction at Raven Rock Run looking upstream
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: During construction looking upstream at Raven Rock Run
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: During construction looking upstream at Raven Rock Run
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: After construction looking upstream at Raven Rock Run
Raven Rock Run: Dam removal for Brook trout in Smithsburg, MD: After construction looking upstream at Raven Rock Run
Octoraro Creek: Dam removal for shad in Rising Sun, MD: Octoraro creek looking upstream before construction
Octoraro Creek: Dam removal for shad in Rising Sun, MD: Octoraro creek looking upstream before construction
Octoraro Creek: Dam removal for shad in Rising Sun, MD: Octoraro Creek looking from right bank during construction
Octoraro Creek: Dam removal for shad in Rising Sun, MD: Octoraro Creek looking from right bank during construction
Octoraro Creek: Dam removal for shad in Rising Sun, MD: Octoraro creek looking upstream after construction
Octoraro Creek: Dam removal for shad in Rising Sun, MD: Octoraro creek looking upstream after construction
Stream assessment and restoration training at USFWS National Conservation Training Center Shepherdstown, WV - USFWS biologist providing stream assessment field training
Stream assessment and restoration training at USFWS National Conservation Training Center Shepherdstown, WV - USFWS biologist providing stream assessment field training
Stream assessment and restoration training at USFWS National Conservation Training Center Shepherdstown, WV - USFWS biologist providing stream assessment field training
Stream assessment and restoration training at USFWS National Conservation Training Center Shepherdstown, WV - USFWS biologist providing stream assessment field training
Puckum Creek Dam Removal for shad in Dorchester County, MD: Puckum creek before construction looking upstream
Puckum Creek Dam Removal for shad in Dorchester County, MD: Puckum creek before construction looking upstream
Puckum Creek Dam Removal for shad in Dorchester County, MD: Puckum creek during construction looking downstream
Puckum Creek Dam Removal for shad in Dorchester County, MD: Puckum creek during construction looking downstream
Puckum Creek Dam Removal for shad in Dorchester County, MD: Puckum creek after construction looking upstream
Puckum Creek Dam Removal for shad in Dorchester County, MD: Puckum creek after construction looking upstream
Development of bank erosion prediction curve that can be used to estimate quantities of sediment coming from bank erosion
Development of bank erosion prediction curve that can be used to estimate quantities of sediment coming from bank erosion
Engineering design of LID demonstration project at Deep Creek Lake State Park, Maryland
Engineering design of LID demonstration project at Deep Creek Lake State Park, Maryland
Bog Turtle habitat restoration in various locations throughout MD
Bog Turtle habitat restoration in various locations throughout MD
Bog Turtle habitat restoration in various locations throughout MD
Bog Turtle habitat restoration in various locations throughout MD
Phragmites control in various locations throughout MD.  Phragmites is a non-nature, invasive plant that is overtaking native wetland plant species and significantly impacting habitat.
Phragmites control in various locations throughout MD. Phragmites is a non-nature, invasive plant that is overtaking native wetland plant species and significantly impacting habitat.
Hand spraying to eradicate phragmites
Hand spraying to eradicate phragmites
Aerial spraying to eradicate phragmites
Aerial spraying to eradicate phragmites
Watts Branch stream restoration engineering designs for project in Washington, DC
Watts Branch stream restoration engineering designs for project in Washington, DC