Tributary to Willow Creek


Willow Creek tributary

East Canyon/Weber

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Sep. 15, 2021



Project Goals and Objectives

Projects goals include reconnecting the floodplain, restoring historical wetland habitat, encouraging willow growth along riparian corridor,and eventually to create habitat for beaver. Project funding was provided by the Watershed Restoration Initiative and the Park City Climate Fund. Project partners include the Swaner EcoPreserve, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 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.

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