Waterstone Wildlife home

November 12 1998

Erosion Control

  • Built swales throughout (see map)
    • Trail edges, along dirt roads, wherever cedar removal happened, river bottom, tipi pasture, raccoon draw, bunny patch trail, animal step down at river bottom.
    • Swales to be made are marked with survey flags.
  • Built checkdams in draw
    • Gabion (chicken wire filled with rock)
    • Cedar poles wired to tree trunk.
    • Lined up rocks across draw.
  • Reseeded swales and dams in draw
  • Observed rainfall events to determine critical areas of erosion to treat.
  • Made signs and gave out information sheets to guests to stay on trails to prevent erosion. (See info sheet)
  • Cut trail along river to south side bluff access.

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