After 50 years, a dam preventing natural movement of fish on Citico Creek was removed – the result of a new partnership between American Rivers and the U.S. Forest Service.
Erin works in American Rivers’ Southeast Region, largely in the Carolinas and Tennessee, to provide technical assistance, project management, and general guidance in the planning, development and implementation of projects like dam removals for the River Restoration and Clean Water Supply programs.
Erin joined American Rivers in 2013. Prior, she worked with the Western North Carolina Alliance, Audubon North Carolina, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Erin also serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.
M.S. in Biology from Appalachian State UniversityFrench Broad River
Blog Posts By This Author
Originally published in the North Carolina Wildlife Federation Journal, Fall 2014. Viewing fall color from water level My favorite paddle trip is usually the last river I was on, so it’s no small feat to whittle down the best canoe or kayak trips in No… Read more »
Today’s guest blog is from JP Miller, a restoration intern in our Southeast office. mud salamander | JP Miller, American Rivers My passion for streams and rivers developed during my undergraduate career at Virginia Tech. There I found myself, more ofte… Read more »
Every dam removal process faces unique challenges and complexities. This blog is a part of our series this month on River Restoration Challenges. Dam removal projects come in all shapes and sizes— from the dynamite-using, decades-in-the-making, multi-m… Read more »
Lampsilis reeveiana lure | MC Barnhart Migratory fish and freshwater mussels have more in common than you might think. Each have unique life cycles and depend on clean, free flowing water to thrive. Migratory fish spend time both in freshwater streams… Read more »
Today’s ruling sets the stage for Duke Energy to be required to remove contaminated material from their Riverbend site | © Jeff Cravotta This week, an environmental victory was achieved in a North Carolina courtroom for people and wildlife that depend… Read more »
Recent removal of the Upper Swepsonville Dam on the Haw River, NC will improve habitat for the endangered Cape Fear shiner | © USFWS Dam removal in the Southeast is continuing to gain momentum in part due to the hard work of American Rivers and our par… Read more »
Smitherman’s Dam was the third dam American Rivers has removed on the Little River, NC | © Peter Raabe Another dam bites the dust near Troy, NC, on the Little River, a tributary to the Yadkin Pee Dee River. In a continuing partnership between the… Read more »