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Fourmile Creek Restoration, 5/06                                 

Click and scroll on the panorama above to see a 360 degree view!

After the ranchers/landowners built a fence to protect another stretch of Fourmile Creek from livestock, volunteers planted several hundred one and two gallon containerized native shrubs and trees within the riparian enclosure in May 06. A livestock crossing, which allows access to pastures on both sides of the creek and provides a watering site, separates this enclosure from one established and planted in May 05.

Check out Fourmile Creek, 8/06, Monitoring Pan of Site 2 to view the first season of growth.

Several volunteers worked with Michael Young constructing a willow weaving along an actively eroding stream bank on the north side of the creek and about mid-way within the enclosure. Young and company utilized live poles they harvested from a local willow stand of mixed native species the same day.

Check out Fourmile Creek, 8/06, Monitoring Pan of Willow Weaving, Site 2 to see the live stream bank armor.

This panorama taken May 6, 2006.

View "before and after" photos of restoration and willow weaving on this upper section of Fourmile Creek. (1.9 Mb PDF File)

Looking downstream into the protected and planted stretch of upper Fourmile Creek after three seasons of growth. September 5, 2007.
Looking downstream into the protected and planted stretch of upper Fourmile Creek
after three seasons of growth. September 5, 2007.
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