Project Description: Restored over 2,600 lnear feet of stream channel using natural channel design techniques
Project Description: Stabilized 3,600 lnear feet of stream channel using natural channel design techniques
Project Description: Enhanced Sipsey Fork coldwater trout fishery for Alabama Power below the Smith Lake Dam
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Big Escambia Creek, Escambia County, FL & AL
Mill Creek Restoration Project, Okaloosa County, FL
Jones Creek Restoration Project, Escambia County, FL
Little Rocky Creek Restoration Project, Okaloosa County, FL
Kelley Branch Restoration Project, Liberty County, FL
Peachtree Creek Project, Fulton County, GA
Spring Creek Restoration Projects, Miller County, GA
West Ten Mile Creek Project, Escambia County, FL
Spring Creek Restoration, Perry, FL
Coastal Hydrology representatives assisted with design and plantings for the St. Andrew Bay Resource Management Association, Inc. in July 2011 at Pretty Bayou, Bay County, Florida to create a living shoreline natural habitat. Living shorelines are a concept for establishing stabilized coastal habitat by utilizing oyster materials and salt marsh plantings along severely eroding shorelines caused by anthropogenic and storm-induced destruction. The Pretty Bayou Project was originally planted in October 2010, but only had a 10 percent plant survival. Replanting at the same site in 2011 with approximately 2,500 Spartina alternafloria help to successfully stabilize the site.
Lionfishes are venomous species of scorpionfishes native to Indo-Pacific and oceanic coral reef ecosystems. Through accidental and purposeful release into warm Atlantic waters, they have become established as voracious alien species that pose a serious threat to coastal ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. As an aggressive ambush predator able to out-compete most native species for food resources with few known natural predators, lionfishes can quickly and alarmingly reduce local native reef fish and invertebrate populations, including the Gulf of Mexico’s’ commercially and recreationally important snapper and grouper species.
As a result of the already documented lionfish invasion along the Florida Panhandle, Coastal Hydrology is leading an effort to strategically cull lionfish via active and passive measures, with hopes to slow their distribution and control present populations surrounding Gulf County. In doing so, Coastal Hydrology hopes to limit the detrimental impacts of lionfish on the local reef communities as well as the residential and commercial fisheries in Gulf County. Coastal Hydrology is leading a research project focusing on recolonization rates of lionfish from total depletion from natural and man-made reefs.
Project Description: Documented watershed threats to water quality and developed priority
rankings for best management planning
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