The Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC) in cooperation with the Peel Compton Foundation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, began a low-water crossing removal and site restoration effort on Coler Creek in Bentonville Arkansas in January 2023. The low water crossing created a fish passage barrier as well as created unsafe conditions for users of the Coler Creek Preserve.
The WCRC developed a restoration plan and obtained permits that would allow construction activities to take place within the stream channel and the adjacent floodplain. The restoration work generally consists of created grade control structures from large boulders as well as re-establishing a healthy and vibrant riparian zone with native plant species.
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