North Branch of Whitewater River

Wabasha County

Wabasha County

Location: Wabasha County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2011

Contact: Hiawatha Chapter

Goals: Reduce bank erosion, increase cover, reconnect stream to its floodplain, add native plant species whenever appropriate and possible, improve/increase sunlight to streams and increase trout angling opportunities.

Methods:

 Sloping and stabilization of stream banks.

• Installation of overhead cover for trout.

• Installation of soil erosion blankets.

• Mulching and seeding of exposed stream banks with native species and removing undesirable woody species.

• Improvement of stream crossings

Implementation: Construction planned for 2014

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, Plainsview Lions Club, MN State Parks and the MNDNR