F&H Selected for Kentucky Stream Restoration Project
(Paducah, KY) The Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife selected Florence & Hutcheson as Engineer for development of stream restoration plans within the Green River Basin located in southern and western Kentucky.
According to Roger Colburn, EVP and Regional Manager of Florence & Hutcheson in Kentucky, the Department of Fish and Wildlife administers the statewide Stream Restoration Program utilizing funds derived when developers and various state and local governmental agencies impact streams within the Commonwealth as property is developed.
“The funds are used to restore streams that have been previously disturbed or are distressed due to other man made impacts,” said Colburn. “Although the program is new, measurable results are being observed throughout the Commonwealth in terms of aquatic habitat, water quality and stream stability.”
Florence & Hutcheson’s extensive ecological restoration experienced coupled with a thorough understanding of the program and a strong presence in Kentucky proved to be the successful formula for the win among a group of other highly respected national firms.
“Our Natural Channel Design staff experience comprises over 100,000 linear feet of stream design, and extensive experience in wetland design, having over 175 acres of wetland mitigation in the ground,” said Colburn.
“We are extremely proud to have been selected to apply our expertise in this highly specialized arena,” Colburn added.
Florence & Hutcheson’s design team includes engineers, professional wetland scientists, biologists, ecological designers, and technicians. The firm’s design team also includes members who have completed all four levels of Rosgen training.