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Upper Manistee River Restoration Project Report Released
January 19, 2015, 12:00 am

This report provides an overview of the Upper Manistee River Restoration project. Two overarching goals defined this project: Habitat restoration on the 1,720 acre Flowing Well Trout Farm property and replacement of the most severe, habitat degrading road/stream crossing on the Manistee River’s North Branch on Mecum Road. Located in rural Kalkaska County in northern Michigan, this project was completed over a five year period with the help of many dedicated partners and funders.

 

Little Betsie & Nessen Road Timber Bridge
December 19, 2014, 9:00 am

The Nessen road/stream crossing, site #B-12, was an aging concrete bottomless box structure approximately 7½ feet wide over the Little Betsie River. The extremely narrow width created an unnaturally large scour pool downstream and increased velocity flows at the outlet. In addition large amounts of gravel from the roadway were being inputted into the stream along with crumbling material from the structure itself. Through this project partners designed and completed the installation of a 14’ wide, 22’ span timber bridge that accommodates the natural stream channel and allows the natural movement of substrate, fish and wildlife. Paved approaches and spillways were incorporated to channel road runoff away from the stream as well.

Off the Beaten Path
December 11, 2014, 9:00 am

A sizable portion of CRA’s work takes place on road’s less travelled. Our goal on these roads is keeping our rivers and streams flowing underneath them. We recently completed a small timber bridge on Bancroft Creek, a tributary to the Boardman River. Located on private land, this project is a great example of how to make land management decisions that benefit both the landowner and environment.

Fischer Insurance Agency
December 8, 2014, 9:00 am

Understanding the needs of northern Michigan businesses, organizations and individuals is important for any insurance agency. Providing the excellent service, advice and the most appropriate coverage for every situation is a lofty goal to reach for. For the Fischer Insurance Agency, it’s about more than these high benchmarks of success.

The Big Picture in Benzie County
December 5, 2014, 12:00 am

Over the last six years, we’ve implemented three major phases of work in Benzie County. This is the first time we’ve condensed all these projects onto one map. CRA is proud to say this is some of the most effective work we’ve ever done in terms of having a high impact on our water and getting the most out of every dollar. You can see for yourself just how much work we’ve completed in these gorgeous rivers.

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