Julian Campbell will present a critical review of vegetation issues in “so-called” stream restoration on Daniel Boone National Forest.
When: Monday, January 15, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Excerpt from Julian: “I first became aware of the potential pitfalls in so-called “stream restoration” 10 years ago at Cane Run on the north side of Lexington. That project came with several unsupported claims about its benefits. But its primary motivation seems to have been political, as a “Supplementary Environmental Project” (SEP) costing about one million dollars. The EPA approved this SEP as a face-saving substitute for the city having to pay a fine of the same amount (due to its long history of sewage-related infractions). I have since learned that various kinds of “stream restoration” across the nation often have had questionable motives and outcomes.”