Farnsworth Branch Habitat Restoration
Farnsworth Branch flows into the West Branch Tionesta Creek, a Tributary to Tionesta Creek, which flows into the Allegheny River at Tionesta, Pennsylvania. The identified project site has degraded streambanks, which negatively impacts water quality and fish habitat.
Trout Unlimited and its partners seek to restore a minimum of 1,000 feet of degraded streambank on Farnsworth Branch. The water quality and habitat restoration activities will be achieved through a variety of streambank stabilization, habitat improvement, and aquatic connectivity projects. Collectively, these actions will reduce erosion and sedimentation in Farnsworth Branch and help to stabilize the channel, banks, and floodplain long-term.
This project will improve stream habitat for wild brook and brown trout and reduce an estimated 25,560 pounds of sediment, 75 pounds of Nitrogen and 68 pounds of Phosphorus annually.
* Project restores natural hydrologic conditions to facilitate improved capture and infiltration of surface water and groundwater recharge