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Project: Teton River Bank Stabilization- Sundown Ranch
Location: Teton Valley, ID
Date: 2001-2004
Goal:
Stabilize 1,000 linear feet on the Teton River using a bio-engineered method tested upstream.

Description:
Eroding banks on the project were identified as contributing sediment to downstream reaches. The banks were characterized by shear, exposed slopes ranging from 2-5 feet high, and dominated by introduced pasture grasses. Intermountain Aquatics implemented a bio-engineered bank stabilization method previously used at 6 restoration sites located upstream from the project area. Wetland sod, in combination with erosion control fabric, was used to provide bank toe stabilization and willows were planted to provide overhead cover, long-term large woody debris recruitment and additional stabilization. The project was completed in the summer of 2004 and all sites have rooted wetland plant communities providing bank stabilization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SITE DEVELOPMENT: MELVILLE IT SOLUTIONS
SITE DESIGN: LINDA GRIMM DESIGN