Summit Creek Restoration

Malheur National Forest and Oregon Natural Desert Association

Project on Summit Creek

Summit Creek

Malheur River

Aug. 11, 2016



Project Goals and Objectives

Reconnect floodplain, raise water table, irrigate browse suppressed vegetation.

Structure Construction Elements

No suitable willow on-site. Although we hauled in a significant amount of willow, we used a large amount of lodgepole branches and sapling trunks for weaving. Project paired with ongoing efforts to construct riparian fence to exclude cattle.