Large woody bedris installed along the edge of a constructed point bar to provide cover and thermal refuge

Large woody bedris installed along the edge of a constructed point bar to provide cover and thermal refuge

Lemhi River - Salmon Habitat Restoration

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – Improve bank, channel and riparian conditions to address shade and habitat in areas where existing channel geometry and riparian vegetation is impaired

LOCATION – Leadore, ID

DATE – 2017-present

CLIENT – Lemhi Regional Land Trust

PARTNERS – Rio ASE (DESIGN PARTNER), Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program, Bonneville Power Administration, Idaho Fish & Game, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation, Trout Unlimited, Private Landowner

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, revegetation design, 404 permitting, HIP III, coordination with partners, construction management, native plant revegetation


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Eighteenmile - Salmon Habitat Restoration

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – The goal of this project is to move an existing irrigation point of diversion upstream and reconnect a straightened section of creek to its historic channel and floodplain

LOCATION – Leadore, ID

DATE – 2017-present

CLIENT – Lemhi Soil & Water Conservation District

PARTNERS – Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program, Bonneville Power Administration, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation, Trout Unlimited, Private Landowner

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, topographic survey, fish passage analysis, channel restoration, habitat enhancement design, revegetation design, construction management, permitting


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Big Springs - Salmon Habitat Restoration

TYPE – Spring Creek Restoration

GOAL – Improve bank, channel and riparian conditions to address shade and habitat in areas where existing channel geometry and riparian vegetation is impaired

LOCATION – Leadore, ID

DATE – 2017-present

CLIENT – Lemhi Regional Land Trust

PARTNERS – Rio ASE (DESIGN PARTNER), Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program, Bonneville Power Administration, Idaho Fish & Game, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation, Trout Unlimited, Private Landowner

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, revegetation design, 404 permitting, HIP III, coordination with partners, construction management, native plant revegetation


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Little Sawmill Creek - Salmon Habitat Restoration

TYPE – River Restoration; Spring Creek Restoration

GOAL – Restore stream and floodplain functions to provide juvenile salmon and steelhead rearing habitat within the footprint of a historic calving and feedlot area near the town of Lemhi

LOCATION – Lemhi, ID

DATE – 2017-present

CLIENT – Trout Unlimited

PARTNERS – Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program, Bonneville Power Administration, Private Landowner

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, topographic survey, groundwater monitoring, channel restoration, habitat enhancement design, revegetation design, wetland delineation, coordination with partners, HIP III, construction management


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Lodge Lake Trout Pond

TYPE – Trout Pond

GOAL – Design and construct a 13-acre recreation trout pond.

LOCATION – Cora, WY

DATE – 2017

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, topographic survey, groundwater monitoring, well sizing, liner specifications inlet diversion and outlet design, ACOE permitting, water rights permitting, engineered plan set, revegetation design.


 Pond earthwork completed, awaiting revegetation

Pond earthwork completed, awaiting revegetation

Town of Dubois Trout Pond

TYPE – Trout Pond

GOAL – Design and construct a 3.1-acre recreation trout pond/wetland complex for public use adjacent to the Wind River ADA trail system.

LOCATION – Dubois, WY

DATE – 2013 - 2017

CLIENT – Dubois Anglers & Wildlife Group

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, topographic survey, groundwater monitoring, inlet diversion and outlet design, ACOE permitting, water rights permitting, engineered plan set, revegetation design, construction management


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This slideshow was presented at the Idaho American Fisheries Society Annual meeting in Februrary 2017


 Small woody debris structures to provide habitat for juvenile Snake River cutthroat trout

Small woody debris structures to provide habitat for juvenile Snake River cutthroat trout

EDMISTON SPRING SNAKE RIVER CUTTHROAT PROJECT

TYPE – Spring Creek Restoration & Enhancement

GOAL – Improve water quality, stream function and native trout habitat on Edmiston Spring Creek

LOCATION – Wilson, WY

DATE – 2016

CLIENT – Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Trout Unlimited

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Fish Passage Analysis, Channel Restoration, Habitat Enhancement Design, Stakeholder Outreach & Communication

 

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 Plan view and cross sections of the Grading Plan - 60% Draft Design

Plan view and cross sections of the Grading Plan - 60% Draft Design

SILVER SIDE CHANNEL SALMON HABITAT RESTORATION

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – Restore a disconnected side channel to the Methow River to provide juvenile Chinook rearing habitat

LOCATION – Twisp, WA

DATE – 2016

CLIENT – Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Hydraulic Modeling, Channel Restoration, Salmonid Habitat Enhancement, Revegetation Design

 

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 Culvert / irrigation control structure that is a barrier to fish passage

Culvert / irrigation control structure that is a barrier to fish passage

ROCK CREEK RANCH HABITAT RESTORATION

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – Restore stream health by improving water quality, habitat, and stream function; and to provide fish passage and connectivity between Rock Creek and the lower Big Wood River.

LOCATION – Hailey, ID

DATE – 2016

CLIENT – Wood River Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Fish Passage Analysis & Design, Channel Restoration, Bank Stabilization, Ranch Planning

 

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 Plan view and cross sections from the Final Design

Plan view and cross sections from the Final Design

POPO AGIE RIVER FISH HABITAT ENHANCEMENT

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – Restore a section of the Popo Agie River through the town of Lander to provide low-flow habitat for salmonids.

LOCATION – Lander, WY

DATE – 2016

CLIENT – Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Trout Unlimited, Popo Agie Conservation District

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Hydraulic Modeling, Channel Restoration, Salmonid Habitat Enhancement, Revegetation Design

 

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 Oxbow created by re-routing the creek to provide fish habitat and protect a road from erosion

Oxbow created by re-routing the creek to provide fish habitat and protect a road from erosion

CROW CREEK TROUT HABITAT RESTORATION

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – Maximize trout habitat and angling opportunities on a degraded creek.

LOCATION – Afton, ID

DATE – 2015

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Channel Restoration, Trout Habitat Enhancement

 

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 Riffles, grade control logs, excavated pools, and riparian planting

Riffles, grade control logs, excavated pools, and riparian planting

WARM SPRINGS CREEK HABITAT ENHANCEMENT

TYPE – Spring Creek Restoration & Enhancement

GOAL – Maximize trout habitat and angling opportunities on a degraded spring creek.

LOCATION – Mackay, ID

DATE – 2015

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Fish Passage Analysis, Channel Restoration, Trout Habitat Enhancement

 

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 Plan view of the Concept Design

Plan view of the Concept Design

NEWFORK RIVER RESTORATION

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – Develop a comprehensive restoration plan that maximizes fish habitat, natural river functions and recreation opportunities on 1.5 miles of the Newfork River.

LOCATION – Sublette County, WY

DATE – 2015

CLIENT – Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Trout Unlimited, BLM

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Rosgen Analysis, Channel Restoration, Bank Stabilization, Boat Ramp Design

 

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 Installing cover logs in a newly created backwater channel

Installing cover logs in a newly created backwater channel

SWANSON SIDE CHANNEL

TYPE – Bio-engineered Streambank Stabilization

GOAL – Restore an eroding river bank, reduce the flooding frequency at a home site and create juvenile overwinter habitat for Steelhead and Chinook salmon

LOCATION – Salmon, ID

DATE – 2015

CLIENT – Lemhi Regional Land Trust

SCOPE – Groundwater Monitoring, Topographic Survey, Hydraulic Modeling, HEC-RAS analysis, Bioengineered Bank Stabilization Design, Habitat Restoration Design, Construction Management

 

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 A constructed point bar revegetated with bareroot plants and wetland sod

A constructed point bar revegetated with bareroot plants and wetland sod

ELY SPRING TROUT HABITAT ENHANCEMENT

TYPE – Spring Creek Restoration & Enhancement

GOAL – Maximize trout habitat and angling opportunities on an irrigation ditch

LOCATION – Jackson, WY

DATE – 2015

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Channel Restoration, Trout Habitat Enhancement

 

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 Bank stabilized by logs with rootwads, erosion control fabric, and willow plantings

Bank stabilized by logs with rootwads, erosion control fabric, and willow plantings

SALMON RIVER BANK STABILIZATION

TYPE – Bio-engineered Streambank Stabilization

GOAL – Bio-engineer a bank stabilization solution to protect the highway and a public access point on the Salmon River.

LOCATION – Challis, ID

DATE – 2014

CLIENT – Idaho Department of Transportation

SCOPE – Topographic Survey, Hydraulic Modeling, HEC-RAS analysis, Bioengineered Bank Stabilization Design, Installation & Revegetation

 

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 Stabilization has been completed, using transplanted willows, soil wraps, and rows of containerized plants

Stabilization has been completed, using transplanted willows, soil wraps, and rows of containerized plants

COLE BANK STABILIZATION

TYPE – Bio-engineered Streambank Stabilization

GOAL – Restore an eroding river bank using native plants

LOCATION – Salmon, ID

DATE – 2013

CLIENT – Lemhi Regional Land Trust

SCOPE – Topographic Survey, Hydraulic Modeling, HEC-RAS analysis, Bioengineered Bank Stabilization Design

 

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 Completed engineered log jam to protect an eroding bank, blended into an existing natural log jam

Completed engineered log jam to protect an eroding bank, blended into an existing natural log jam

LEMHI RIVER ENGINEERED LOG JAM & BANK STABILIZATION

TYPE – River Restoration

GOAL – Bio-engineer a bank stabilization solution that protects a tight bend on the Lemhi River and provides low flow fish habitat

LOCATION – Salmon, ID

DATE – 2013

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Field Data Collection & Analysis, Topographic Survey, Bank Stabilization

 

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 Dense willows growing along a bank that was eroding and unstable prior to construction

Dense willows growing along a bank that was eroding and unstable prior to construction

NORTH FORK BANK STABILIZATION

TYPE – Bio-engineered Streambank Stabilization

GOAL – Restore an three eroding river banks using native plants and innovative bio-engineering techniques

LOCATION – Rexburg, ID

DATE – 2013

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Topographic Survey, Hydraulic Modeling, HEC-RAS analysis, Bioengineered Bank Stabilization Design

 

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Dreamcatcher Ranch Trout Pond

TYPE – Trout Pond

GOAL – Design and construct a 1.9 acre, groundwater fed, recreational ranch fishing pond.

LOCATION – Cora, WY

DATE – 2012

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, topographic survey, groundwater monitoring, water rights permitting, engineered plan set, revegetation design, construction management


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John Dodge Trout Pond

TYPE – Trout Pond

GOAL – Design and construct a lined, well-fed residential trout pond. 

LOCATION – Jackson, WY

DATE – 2008

CLIENT – Private landowner

SCOPE – Field data collection & analysis, topographic survey, groundwater monitoring, well sizing, water rights permitting, Teton County permitting, revegetation design, construction management and revegetation


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Granite Ranch Trout Pond

TYPE– Trout Pond

GOAL – Work with landscape architects, Hershberger Design, to design a trout pond with a wide native vegetation perimeter to attract wildlife and blend with the surrounding landscape.

LOCATION – Jackson, WY

DATE – 2007

CLIENT – Hershberger Design

SCOPE – Revegetation design, permitting assistance, construction management, and revegetation


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Three Creek Ranch Golf Course Lakes

TYPE – Wetlands & Lakes

GOAL – Work with landscape architects, Verdone Landscaping, to design and install a wide native vegetation perimeter around the golf course ponds to blend with the surrounding landscape.

LOCATION – Jackson, WY

DATE – 2007

CLIENT – Three Creek Ranch

SCOPE – Revegetation design and installation.