South Fork John Day Rapid Riparian Restoration

South Fork John Day Watershed Council

Project on South Fork John Day River

South Fork John Day River

John Day

Aug. 15, 2017



Project Goals and Objectives

expand riparian vegetation, stop channel incision, reconnect to floodplain

Structure Construction Elements

We used 3 inch diameter un-treated wooden posts, and pound them using a gas powered post pounder. We used Juniper limbs, sagebrush, and willow to fill the structures, along with 5 gallon buckets of gravel/silt. We hired contractors to pound the posts, then used a youth crew to fill them.