The Clinch River System provides habitat for 48 imperiled and vulnerable species, including 12 species of mussels and fish listed by the USFWS as threatened, endangered and/or designated as critical habitat near the project area. The health of the Clinch River in general is threatened by the erosion of river banks, the loss of riparian vegetation, and declining water quality due to contamination from mining, industrial and agricultural activities. The ultimate goals of this project are to restore stability to the stream systems on the property and re-establish in-stream and near-stream habitat through channel and riparian restoration. These activities will reduce sediment entering the Clinch River system by establishing stable stream dimensions, patterns, and profiles to help maintain the sensitive ecosystem. Stream bank enhancement areas will improve bank stability, reduce excessive erosion and attenuate point source sediment from entering the Clinch River onsite. Planting native trees and shrubs and seeding with native herbaceous vegetation will establish a forested riparian buffer community along the Clinch that has been absent for decades.