Wolf Run, a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River in Lycoming County, is designated as a High-Quality Cold Water Fishery and as a Migratory Fishery. Given its particular status, Wolf Run is provided with special protection to protect its water quality. However, streambank erosion and received agricultural runoff from surrounding farms has threatened to disrupt Wolf Run’s unique aquatic ecosystem and affecting its water quality.
Funding from the Environmental Stewardship Fund has provided Lycoming County Conservation District with $292,206 to improve water quality in Wolf Run by installing best management practices (BMPs) to reduce soil erosion and nutrient-laden runoff from the farmstead and pasture areas. Proposed BMPs include a manure storage facility, heavy use area protection, roof runoff structures, underground outlets, diversion, rock-lined waterway, and manure storage decommissioning.