Beidler Forest Spring Branch Mitigation BankNovember 8, 2022
Rolling Meadows Mitigation BankMarch 20, 2023
The Dieckbrader MB is a low-head dam removal project located near Fayetteville, Ohio, roughly 30 miles east of Cincinnati. The project will remove the existing dam that was constructed in 1942, which involves draining the existing pond, and will restore the old channel stream that predated dam construction. The project is located on the site owned by the Dieckbrader Trust.
Primary Service Area:
Little Miami HUC 8
Linear Feet of Stream:
- Improving lotic habitat through the establishment of floodplain wetlands as a result of stream restoration and dam removal, will allow for nutrient uptake of agricultural runoff from surrounding farms within the watershed
- Protective buffers will be established to protect aquatic and wildlife habitat functions for at least a 100-foot width (50-feet each side) around the Project area
- Dam removal reduces the public safety threat of flooding occurring within the immediate vicinity
WLS has responded to, and been selected for, multiple private bank contracts with NCDOT across the state through a competitive bid process. They have delivered stream and wetland bank credits that will be used for compensatory mitigation for NCDOT roadway projects over the next several years.
LeiLani PaughNorth Carolina Department of Transportation
Knowing WLS understands the ever-evolving regulations and the technical site conditions makes a huge difference in our interest level of working with the team at WLS. As new relationships need fostering in land owners, developers, homeowner associations and local municipalities, it’s even more important to us that who we partner with can meander the mine fields of the process delicately and diligently.
Ken HolbrooksThe Bayard Group
Unique Places to Save is a conservation non-profit that works with mitigation company partners, landowners and regulators to hold perpetual conservation easements over stream, wetland and species mitigation projects. We have worked with WLS on numerous mitigation banks in North Carolina. We enjoy working with WLS due to their superior level of professionalism and high standards of quality work on all their projects. WLS not only understands the science and economics of mitigation work, but also understands the needs and concerns of landowners, partners and local communities when conducting their mitigation practice.
Michael SciscoUnique Places to Save
North State Environmental had the opportunity to work with WLS on two great projects in 2020 that had tight timelines, as many mitigation projects do. Our staff worked closely together to expedite construction, ensuring that both were completed in time to be planted during the dormant season. Even though the weather and field adjustments attempted to slow down the construction, the NSE crews and WLS staff worked to overcome these issues and build successful projects.
Darrell T WestmorelandNorth State Environmental, Inc.
Working with Water and Land Solutions has been a great way to help improve aquatic habitat on our properties while stabilizing the streambanks and creating an overall better ecosystem and a multitude educational opportunities for visitors. The diversity and complexity built into the enhancements designed by Water and Land Solutions and their staff are only surpassed by the sustainability of the final stream system once it has been restored.
Roger C. WolfeWest Virginia Department of Natural Resources
I met Nate in 2010 while working on the Crabapple stream and wetland mitigation project. We have worked together on several successful projects throughout the Appalachian Region since then. If I had to choose one word to best describe Nate, it’s trustworthy. I trust him as a friend, a colleague, and a stream designer, and would recommend him to anyone.
Bob RossRosscapes Inc.