Kirstie Fryirs, FHC, and USU Geomorphology students visit restoration project

posted Sep 18, 2014, 5:14 PM by Nate Hough-Snee
The Raft River beaver restoration, a UDWR and USU FHC collaboration, was recently implemented by a combination of USU, UDWR, and Utah Conservation Corps volunteers. Designed by Kent Sorenson, Joe Wheaton, and I (Nate Hough-Snee), the project was implemented this week and visited on its final implementation day by visiting Macquarie University professor, Kirstie Fryirs, and USU students Alex Walker, Martha Jensen, Sammy Lyster, Angus Vaughan, with direct project support from the FHC's Elijah Portugal and Kenny DeMeurichy. The project will be monitored through 2016 to adaptively manage the project and assess future stream trajectories.

Elijah and the UDWR's Shane and Skyler put up some posts in a channel spanning beaver dam analog.        

Alex, Sammy, Angus, Martha and Kirstie near a high-stage flow-over structure.

Kenny surveys a completed beaver dam analog, blocking out Sammy.

Utah Conservation Corps volunteers carry willow stakes from upper reaches to the lower stream restoration.