river restoration toolbox

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

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

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

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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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

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

 

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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

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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Plan view and cross sections from the Final Design

Plan view and cross sections from the Final Design

POPO AGIE RIVER FISH HABITAT ENHANCEMENT

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

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

WARM SPRINGS CREEK HABITAT 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

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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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

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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Installing cover logs in a newly created backwater channel

Installing cover logs in a newly created backwater channel

SWANSON SIDE CHANNEL

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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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

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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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

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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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

LOCATION – Rexburg, ID

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

DATE – 2013

CLIENT – Private Landowner

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

 

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