The Davidson River Project

Since 2001, the Chapter has undertaken a long-term project of assessing, monitoring and remediating 11 miles of the Davidson River in Transylvania County.  We’ve been involved in many types of programs from trail maintenance and light forestry work to erosion control to fence-building, usually with the help and supervision of our partners in the United States Forest Service (USFS).

And for many of our members, the Davidson is our “home water,” and we think it’s important to demonstrate our ongoing and growing commitment to conservation, restoration and preservation beginning right there.

Recently, Pisgah TU engaged with the USFS and Clemson University to conduct a Macroinvertebrate Survey of the Davidson River. The purpose of this survey of the river is to establish the current health of the river. This survey is similar in scope to a survey we did in 2003, so the results of this will allow us to evaluate how the river has changed in that time period.  You can read more about it below.

This year’s project plans mostly involve maintenance, upkeep and small improvements.  However, we intend to repair and update the Kiosk at the Setzer Fish Hatchery and signage at Sycamore Flats, which will be considerably larger undertakings.

Help Rebuild The Hatchery Kiosk

The kiosk is project is currently in the design and approval stage.  Once we have final approval from all parties, we will order new signage – delivery expected to take about two weeks during which we will commence repair and refurbishing the kiosk.

This will probably take place over the summer.

If you’d like to be involved, please let us know by sending us an email.