WATAUGA  WATERSHED PROJECT

The Watauga River Watershed Project is a three year (1997-2000) effort to protect water quality in the Watauga River basin through a variety of innovative techniques.  The objectives of the project include: 1) To protect riparian areas and wetlands that are not degraded through land aquisition and conservation easements, 2) To improve water quality and wildlfe habitat by restoring degraded streams to their natural stable form, and 3) To evaluate the effectiveness of stream restoration techniques and provide community outreach and education.
 

STREAM RESTORATION SITES

FUNDING AGENCIES
 

NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund

NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resources


 

COOPERATORS

  • NC Cooperative Extension Service
  • North Carolina State University
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development
  • Avery/Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District 
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Appalachian State University
  • NC Division of Water Quality
  • NC Division of Water Resources
  • NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund
  • NC Wetland Restoration Program
  • Stream Restoration Sites