Additional Projects:

Eagle River/Whiskey Creek Riparian Restoration (CO) 2017

OVERVIEW: Nestled between I-70 and a popular regional bike trail, two priority reaches of the Eagle River canyon were identified by the Eagle River Watershed Council for riparian restoration. The primary goal was to increase biological diversity within the riparian corridor. Working closely with Crane Associates, AloTerra provided site assessments, restoration design, materials sourcing and acquisition, and volunteer oversight to install native riparian shrubs and trees for two priority reaches of the Eagle River upstream of Eagle, CO, as identified by the Eagle County Water Quality Action Plan (ECWQAP).

ROLE: Design and volunteer oversight of revegetation treatments

CLIENT: Crane Associates/Eagle River Watershed Council

 

Streambank Stability Assessment Protocol and River Health Assessments. Practical restoration monitoring tools for impaired streams (CO) 2014-2017

OVERVIEW: AloTerra developed two protocols to standardize and facilitate assessment of stream degradation and evaluate restoration efficacy. We developed and implemented our Streambank Stability Assessment monitoring protocol, and a River Health Assessment protocol, to address needs in a variety of settings for entities dealing with post-flood and other stream degradation circumstances. Three years of baseline and evaluation monitoring efforts and pilot testing examined streambank stability assessments (AloTerra protocol), geomorphic risk assessments, vegetation line-point intercept transects, and repeat photography. AloTerra’s Streambank Stability Assessment (SSA) has now been piloted on six stream systems in Colorado, and one stream system in the central valley of California over the course of four years. Implemented on property managed by the City of Longmont, Boulder County, USFS, Prologis Inc., and for private landowners, the SSA protocol has become a valuable resource for real-life measurement of stream degradation at sub-reach level, prioritization of restoration design and construction activities, and long-term evaluation and understanding of restoration efforts and their results.

CLIENTS-PARTNERS: City of Longmont, Boulder County, Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, Prologis Inc., Estes Valley Watershed Coalition, and St. Vrain Creek Coalition.

Wyoming:
Bowfiddle Ranch Stream Restoration (Little Laramie River, WY) 2017

Colorado:
Estes Valley Eight River Resilience and Restoration (Estes Park, CO) 2017
Jasper Lake Revegetation Project (Big Thompson River, CO) 2017
Vail Valley Riparian Revegetation & Plant Materials Design (Vail Valley, CO) 2018

Seed Mixes:
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Seed Mix and Plant Palette Development (CO) 2017-2018
Vail Valley Riparian Revegetation & Plant Materials Design (Vail Valley, CO) 2018