Featured Project: Dubois Creek Assessment
Final Assessment Report (big at 5.3 MB)
Sampling Sites (4.2MB)
Restoration Plan (19.2MB)
SCCD Summer Intern, Tim Stonier, holding a Global Positioning
unit for the Dubois Creek Assessment
By using a technique called "electro-fishing" scientists
are able to temporarily stun fish long enough to identify
the species, quantity, and size distribution present in the
Nets are used to collect specimens of macroinvertebrates
for identification before they are released back into the water. The
presence of sensitive species can indicate optimal conditions
for aquatic ecosystems requiring high quality water.
Aquatic macroinvertebrate organisms
in the food web of a healthy stream.
Most Mayfly nymphs have three tales. This
to resemble it's two-tailed cousin, the Stonefly nymph.
Dirt & Gravel Road Program
Featured Project: Choconut Township - Mattes Road
Newly placed Driving Surface Aggregate (DSA)
over an added cross pipe. DSA specifications are used for surface
material to help ensure the road surface is highly compacted and
resistant to erosion. Previously non-existing cross pipes
are added to help divide the volume and lower the velocity of surface
runoff in order to lessen the force of erosion in ditches.