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Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership

The Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (ORBFHP) was formed to protect, restore, and enhance priority habitat for fish and mussels in the watersheds of the Ohio River Basin. They pursue this mission for the benefit of the public and the diverse basin itself. The partnership encompasses the entire 981 miles of the Ohio River mainstem (the second largest river in the U.S. as measured by annual discharge) and 143,550 square miles of the watershed. Whether it is sport fish, mussels, imperiled fish, water quality, or one of many other drivers, the ORBFHP works together to protect, restore, and enhance the Basin's aquatic resources.

Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership

The Ohio River Basin FHP and Appalachian LCC

The ORBFHP is one of  5 major aquatics partnerships that have some portion of their range within the Appalachian LCC.  To date, the Appalachian LCC has participated in several conference calls and meetings to develop ways of integrating resources and sharing information with this regional partnership.  At the most recent ORBFHP meeting, LCC Staff provided an overview of the Cooperative's recent activities, discussed collaboration opportunities, and offered assistance to showcase the work and projects of the ORBFHP via a potential companion website.

Ohio River Basin FHP Overview and Strategy

OverviewThe FHP Overview and Strategy presentation provides a general overview of the ORBFHP. It includes information on the regional partnership's mission, the region in which they are targeting their conservation work, the types of rivers and streams they are focusing on, and the strategies they are using to combat threats to the Basin.

Training Opportunity

Designing for Aquatic Organism Passage at Road-Stream Crossings

This course will provide engineers, biologists, hydrologists, and other engaged disciplines the necessary skills to design road-stream crossing structures that will accommodate aquatic organism passage, provide for more natural channel function, and maximize the long-term stability of the structure. The primary design approach is stream simulation. It will take place in Capon Springs, West Virginia May 13-17, 2013.

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