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Rapidan Fish Passage Project

The Rapidan Institute began working on the Rapidan Fish Passage project in 2020 with the goal to restore 541 miles of river habitat in Virginia. Restoration efforts are primarily focused on the potential alteration of the dam at the Rapidan Mill as it blocks the movement of important fish species such as shad, herring, and […]

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Building Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs)

Beaver dam analogs, also known as BDAs, are man-made structures built out of wood and other natural resources designed to replicate the form and function of beaver dams. The Center began working on BDAs this year with the intent to help restore freshwater ecosystems and make possible habitats more suitable for beavers. Being that BDAs […]

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Rapidan Institute SoilKeepers Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative

Gordonsville Pollinator and Quail Quilt Project

The Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative, a sector of the Center, is working with residents of Gordonsville, VA to develop pollinator and quail corridors through neighboring land parcels. These corridors are simply designated areas on the owner’s land that we work with to promote an environment that is as close to its natural state as much […]