Gypsum Creek Restoration & Enhancement

Gypsum Creek Restoration & Enhancement

Restoration practices were implemented to create offset acres for a 404 permit associated with the Brightwater residential development. Coyote willow stands were established along approximately one mile of Gypsum Creek. This early seral native shrub was chosen because it promotes bank stabilization and soil development. Live stakes were harvested from natural stands in the area prior to leaf germination in the spring. These stems were subsequently chilled and soaked in water for several days. Stakes were installed by pinning or with a portable water jet.