Broadstreet Hollow Stream Management Plan

The Broadstreet Hollow Stream Management Plan has been completed after many years of effort and dedication by many hard working individuals who came together as a team. This stream management plan was created cooperatively by the Broadstreet Hollow streamside community, local leaders and agency representatives, and identifies the common shared goals that many have for the Broadstreet Hollow stream and its adjacent floodplains, forests and wetlands.

The Broadstreet Hollow is a largely intact and healthy stream system, however, existing and future problems were identified within the stream management plan. The recommendations proposed can serve as a guide for long-term stewardship. The success of this plan will ensure the beauty and pristine water that flows through this valley for the use and enjoyment of this and future generations.

The Broadstreet Hollow Stream Management Plan: Volume 1 - June 2003

Forward and Acknowledgements

Table of Contents

Introduction & Goals

Project Partners

Broadstreet Hollow Watershed Description

This section provides watershed background information and characteristics which influence the Broadstreet Hollow stream. A chapter on living streamside and stream related activities may be of particular interest to landowners, answering commonly asked questions, including necessary permits and agency contacts, relating to activities which may impact stream health or stability.

Broadstreet Hollow History

Introduction to Stream Process

Stream Morphology and Classification

Stream Type Maps and Summary Graphs

Geology of Broadstreet Hollow

Hydrology and Flood History

Riparian Vegetation Issues in Stream Management

Fisheries and Wildlife

Water Quality

Recreational Opportunities

Public Infrastructure

Stream Restoration Project Methods

Geotechnical Report for Demonstration Project

Broadstreet Hollow Stream Restoration Project Report

Broadstreet Hollow Restoration Project Monitoring Report (Appendix F of above report)

Surveys, News and other Useful Information


The Broadstreet Hollow Stream Management Plan: Volume 2 - June 2003

Volume 2 Introduction

Management Unit Summary & Recommendations

In this section of the Plan, landowners will find the descriptions of their immediate “stream neighborhood”. The following sections provide detailed maps and descriptions of stream infrastructure features documented as part of the Stream Assessment Survey conducted in 2001, covering approximately 3.5 miles of the main Broadstreet Hollow Stream, from NYS DEC property at the top of the Broadstreet Hollow watershed, down to the mouth of the stream where it meets the Esopus Creek. The stream’s main stem has been organized into nineteen Management Units (MUs). These MU descriptions and companion maps outline stream conditions (its bed and banks), general streamside (riparian) vegetation conditions, and proximity and arrangement of roads, bridges, and culverts. Conditions and recommendations are organized by management objectives: Flooding and Erosion Hazards, Water Quality, and Stream Ecology. These descriptions provide guidance and suggestions for specific projects or assessments in these categories, as well as for additional monitoring that might provide further detail to define specific problems.

Management Unit Map

Use this map to locate the management unit in which you are interested,

then refer to the corresponding management unit summary

for a detailed description of stream corridor conditions

Management Unit Introduction

Management Unit 1 Management Unit 2
Management Unit 3 Management Unit 4
Management Unit 5 Management Unit 6
Management Unit 7 Management Unit 8
Management Unit 9 Management Unit 10
Management Unit 11 Management Unit 12
Management Unit 13 Management Unit 14
Management Unit 15 Management Unit 16
Management Unit 17 Management Unit 18
Management Unit 19  

Stream Management Recommendations

This section sets forth an extensive list of general recommendations providing a frame work for watershed stakeholders to develop a long term management strategy to protect and improve the Broadstreet Hollow stream.

Stream Stewardship Recommnedations - Management Unit Summary

Watershed Management Recommendations

Stream Related Activities - Frequently Asked Questions

Funding Sources and Agency Contacts

Supporting Documentation and Appendices:  Landowners Maintenance Guide for the BSH Stream Restoration Project, List of Native Plants for Riparian Buffers, Useful Resources, Operation and Maintenance Plan for BSH Restoration, Management Unit Workbooks and Glossary of Terms.

Broadstreet Hollow Stream Management Plan Project Team

Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District

Times Square Professional Office Park

652 State Route 299

Highland, New York 12528

Phone 845.883.7162

Gary Capella, Executive Director


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

6375 Rt. 28, Shandaken, NY 12454

Phone - 845.688.3047; Fax 845.688.3130

Elizabeth Higgins, Project Coordinator


Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District  907 County Office Building, Cairo NY 12514  Phone (518) 622-3620 Fax (518) 622-0344 

Abbe Martin, Project Manager


NYCDEP Stream Management Program

71 Smith Ave, Kingston NY 124021

Phone (845) 340-7839 Fax (845) 338-1367

Dan Davis, Project Manager


For more information, e-mail info@catskillstreams.org

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