Restoration of TNC Strait Creek
The project restored 7,260 linear feet (LF) of Strait Creek, which is classified by Ohio EPA as an Exceptional Warmwater Habitat (EWH) stream. Over 27 acres of riparian buffer is also being restored and/or enhanced by the project, as well as 1.711 acres of riparian wetlands.
Grade Control Ford Property Access Construction
The project also included the design and construction of a “grade control ford” to allow tractor and UTV crossing of Strait Creek to the west side of the property for invasive species control and other property management purposes. The Strait Creek Stream and Wetland Restoration project is the first in-lieu fee mitigation program project in Ohio to be permitted and constructed.