HUC 05030101/Upper Ohio North
Nestled in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, Tomlinson Run is located within the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Tomlinson Run State Park in the Upper Ohio River North HUC 8 Watershed (05030101). Credits generated from this bank provide compensatory stream mitigation credits for unavoidable impacts to waters of the United States authorized under Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.
A pioneering public-private partnership between WLS and the WV DNR, this project has not only restored an ecosystem, but also has provided far-reaching benefits to the public.
Some of the benefits include:
- 7,891 linear feet of restored stream
- 8,906 indigenous trees planted
- Eradication of invasive species
- Aquatic and wildlife habitat improvements
- Creation of forested wetlands adjacent to the stream to offset pollution and stream erosion
- 2,000 feet of accessible trails
- 5 accessible platforms from which to fish or view wildlife
- New, accessible pedestrian bridges over stream tributaries
The credits generated from this project are available to projects required to offset environmental impacts within the same watershed. In this way, economic development and environmental restoration work together to improve ecological functioning and compensate for environmental impacts.
Read more about this pioneering project.
Primary Service Area:
Upper Ohio North and
Upper Ohio South
Linear Feet of Stream:
- Promote nutrient and sediment reduction by restoring and preserving wetlands, streams, and riparian buffers.
- Increase connectivity to the surrounding floodplain allowing for sustainable and diverse wildlife habitat and vegetative cover.
- Increase macro-invertebrate populations by improving aquatic habitats.
- Improve bank stability with the installation of natural reinforcements and forested riparian buffers.
- Infrastructure improvements throughout the park.