Cave Creek at Twelvemile Ranch


Cave Creek

Upper South Platte

Sep. 15, 2019



Project Goals and Objectives

The vision is to restore a Stage-0 beaver complex to the reach, which was an incised Stage 4/5 by expanding the range of the local beaver population onto the Cave Creek tributary. Short-term goals are to increase the quantity and quality of wetland and aquatic habitat.

Structure Construction Elements

BDAs with and without posts built with site-harvested willow, sod, and gravel. We used coir (coconut fiber) "logs" as fill in some of the BDAs. Other important PBR treatments include managed grazing and beaver conflict management (3 flow devices and 2 keystone fences).

Project Photos
Photo of Cave Creek at Twelvemile Ranch

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Project Location