Branch Creek


Branch Creek

Chalk Creek/Weber

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Sep. 15, 2021



Project Goals and Objectives

This project is part of the Chalk Creek restoration efforts, which include erosion control, riparian habitat improvement, and potential restoration of perennial flow in the currently intermittent stream. Funding for this project was provided by the Watershed restoration Initiative. Project partners include a private landowner, Trout Unlimited, and Sageland Collaborative.

Structure Construction Elements

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.

Project Photos
Photo of Branch Creek

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