Benching & Boulders: Restoring Stream Hydrology and Habitat for Wildlife and Water Quality

Tuesday, Aug. 17 | 10-10:45 a.m.

Hosts: Brian Cuperus & Darrick Weissenfluh

Partners: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Dickinson County Conservation Board

US Fish & Wildlife ServiceJoin us to learn about stream restoration goals, strategies and benefits on the Little Sioux River. Hear from Brian Cuperus and Darrick Weissenfluh about a recent stream restoration and mussel habitat enhancement project completed at the Dickinson County Conservation Board’s Horseshoe Bend property that benefits both wildlife and water qual ity. Also learn more about how landowners can use conservation programs to implement similar restoration projects on their own properties.


  • Stream restoration
  • Mussels
  • Aquatic habitat
  • Flood & erosion control
  • Conservation programs

IMG 2709 200x300Brian Cuperus is the natural resource manager for the Dickinson County Conservation Board. He works to restore and manage habitat on conservation areas to benefit people and wildlife.


IMG 1132[1] (1)Darrick Weissenfluh is a private lands biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program. Through voluntary agreements and by working with conservation partners, Darrick provides technical and financial assistance to restore fish and wildlife habitat throughout the Des Moines Lobe region.


  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Dickinson County Conservation Board

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number NR196114XXXXG003

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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