Cooper Creek, Georgia
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This project will restore over 1.6 miles of Southern Appalachian brook trout habitat contained within the Cooper Creek Watershed of the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. Habitat within Bryant Creek and Tretty and Burnett Branches will be restored using only hand labor to minimize soil disturbance. After non-native trout species are removed, trees will be cut into and across the various stream reaches to provide in-stream cover and create pool habitat for brook trout.
Wedge Dam placed in Burnett Creek to restore brook trout habitat
Flow deflectors placed in Pretty Branch to restore deep channel habitat for brook trout
Flow constrictors placed in Pretty Branch to restore deep channel habitat for brook trout
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