The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Pisgah Trout Unlimited Helps Restore River – Pisgah Forest NC


January 30, 2017

Volunteers with the Pisgah chapter Trout Unlimited met last week to assist the U.S. Forest Service with a river clean-up project on the Davidson River below the Bobby N. Setzer fish hatchery. Vegetation was restored and an illegal campground was shut down. (Times photos by Park Baker)

Under direction from the Pisgah District fisheries biologist, Lori Stroup, 18 volunteers met Thursday to help restore sections of the Davidson River to a more natural state.

Members of the Pisgah Trout Unlimited (TU) chapter assisted with a clogged river that had made a mess.

Restoration included rerouting, and blocking off, a spur trail that led to an illegal camping area, planting live saplings and lining the river bank with biodegradable landscape matting to control sedimentation.

The dry spell this past fall has had an impact on the forests and, in particular, oak trees, which are...

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