Cotton Creek, Kimbell Creek, Pine Creek
Oct. 10, 2016
The goals of this pilot project were to evaluate the range of geomorphic response to BDAs in three small creeks in the upper Grouse Creek watershed, in order to develop a larger restoration effort in 2017. The broad management goals were to extend the duration of flow during summer, increase mesic resources for sage-grouse and increase forage production for a working livestock operation.
We built BDAs using locally available material which differed between each creek and included: juniper from previous juniper removal efforts, sagebrush and willow. This project was also one of our first attempts using post-less BDAs.