Stouts Run Stream and Wetland Mitigation


Genesis Partners, Limited Partnership


Bridgeport, WV

CEC Services

  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitat Surveys
  • Clean Water Act, Section 401/404 Permitting and NEPA
  • Fish and Macroinvertebrate Surveys
  • Threatened & Endangered Species Surveys/Wildlife Surveys
  • Wetland & Stream Mitigation Design-Build Services
  • Wetlands and Waters Delineations
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Vegetation Management

Owner Objective

Genesis Partners, a real estate developer, is working to create a premier, master-planned development at Charles Pointe in northern West Virginia. The nearly 1,300-acre site will include space for residential, commercial, recreational, and light industrial use.

CEC Approach

CEC was hired to obtain Clean Water Act 404 and 401 permits for the project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and to design and implement permittee-responsible, on-site stream and wetland mitigation for nearly 4 miles of stream restoration and 9 acres of created wetland. The 404 and 401 Permit applications included a detailed alternatives and analysis and an ecological assessment to address USACE’s NEPA requirements.

CEC designed the mitigation area to include open space and recreational opportunities with walking trails and pedestrian bridges across Stout’s Run and adjacent wetlands. The headwaters of Stout’s Run originate on-site and the stream flows southwest throughout the site, creating a unique opportunity to restore much of the existing sub-watershed, while also providing a park-like setting in the backyards of the proposed residential developments.

Development and mitigation are occurring in phases to meet the needs of the community and the City of Bridgeport, West Virginia. CEC completed the first phase of mitigation as a design/build project, which offset stream and wetland impacts from development of residential housing and recreational facilities. Phase 2 of the mitigation is currently underway.