Barrier Removal and Riparian Habitat Restoration
In addition to its activities described below, Ohio River Foundation engages in restoration services including barrier removal (i.e., dam removal, low-water crossing removal, etc.), and riparian and floodplain stabilization. Provided services focus on project management, coordination, and fundraising. Foundation employees and volunteers also provide hands-on restoration activities, such as invasive species removal and riparian habitat plantings. When possible we also partner with neighboring schools to involve them in educational components of the project.
Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership
Ohio River Foundation stands at the forefront of efforts to develop a comprehensive Ohio River ecosystem restoration program. ORF is working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, state agencies, and experts from around the watershed to improve upon the Corps of Engineers' Ecosystem Restoration program for the Ohio River. More...
Beginning in summer 2011, high school students will team up to complete habitat restoration projects in southwest Ohio. The first beneficiaries will be properties belonging to Hamilton and Clermont County Park Districts. This stewardship program, existing in other parts of the country, is the first of its kind in the 8-state Ohio River watershed. More...
ORF Restoration Plan
In November 2002, Ohio River Foundation released A Framework for Ecosystem Restoration of the Ohio River and its Watershed, which details ways to improve restoration programs proposed for the Ohio River. Other groups, federal and state agencies, and experts from around the watershed are now working to implement some of the report's recommendations. If you would like a copy of this document, download the .pdf file (339Kb).