Farm Pond Restoration after

Farm Pond Restoration

ELS Provided:

  • Wetland Delineation
  • Mitigation Plan
  • Mitigation Design & Implementation
  • Stream Restoration Design & Coordination
  • Permitting
  • Plantings for Riparian Area
  • Monitoring & Maintenance
Farm Pond Restoration beforeFarm Pond Restoration after

The goal of this project was to enhance and rehabilitate the habitat value of a man-made farm pond by restoring the natural stream channel and riparian area.   The habitat function and suitability provided by the farm pond, a dammed stream channel, were low, containing one stratum of non-native reed canarygrass, and preventing fish passage by a non-passable culvert.   Riparian habitat was restored by draining the farm pond, enhancing the stream channel, and adding a fish-passable culvert.  Rehabilitation will continue over time as the mitigation area develops into mature, forested riparian habitat.