Nestled high in the West Virginia Mountains, the Shavers Fork Project was fund ed and constructed as an offsite mitigation project. Completed in 2013 and funded by Tygart Valley Conservation District, this 4.5-mile-long projects purpose was to establish better fisheries by installing bank stabilization measures that not only protected the bank slopes of the river but to also maintain thermal refuge for trout. 10,000 tons of boulders were hauled in to construct numerous rock structures to maintain the pool depths and newly constructed stream bed profile. Due to its remote location, all equipment, materials and manpower had to be brought in by train rail.