HEART ROCK RANCH

Wetland Design, Stream Restoration, Revegetation, Weed Control, Seeding

The Heart Rock Ranch project consisted of constructed wetlands in an existing stream, followed by revegetation of wetland fringes, planting of shrubs and small trees, and seeding fields back to natives, all followed by years of weed control, which is ongoing. This project created many acres of habitat for both aquatic and land animals, birds, and fish. 

 
Restored wetland and shrubs

Restored wetland and shrubs

Aerial view of the wetlands at Heart Rock Ranch

Aerial view of the wetlands at Heart Rock Ranch

WEtland revegetation

Before revegetation

Before revegetation

Erosion Control

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After revegetation

After revegetation

 
HRRbank

IMA used various techniques, including erosion control fabric, straw wattles, and logs to prevent erosion and stabilize streambanks in newly constructed areas. 

seeding native plants

HRR seeding
 

IMA has specialized seeding equipment to ensure the best outcome with native plants. We also bring our years of experience in restoring native grasslands and shrub steppe when we recommend seed rates, seed mixes, season, and weed control effort.

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Planting shrubs, trees, and willow cuttings

Planting aspens

Planting aspens

Willow cuttings installed along a restored bank 

Willow cuttings installed along a restored bank