Improve habitat quality for fish, terrestrial mammals, amphibians, and birds within Toll Canyon's riparian corridor. This project was also part of a larger fire resilience effort, and BDAs were built to create natural fire breaks by increasing water surface area. This project was funded by Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative and the Park City Climate Fund. Project partners included Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, Sageland Collaborative, and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
We built beaver dam analogs (BDAs) using untreated wood posts (2-4" diameter) pounded into the stream-bed at the height of the ordinary high water mark and then filled in by volunteers using on-site materials including sustainably harvested willow branches, mud, rocks, and clumps of sod.