Poudre River Restoration

Poudre River Restoration

Restoration practices were designed to stabilize slopes and create a range of vegetative communities between the river’s edge and adjacent uplands. The project incorporated three vegetative zones, each with specific seed mixes and erosion control practices that were based on slope and proximity to flowing water. Coyote willow stands were established along the stream corridor; 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. Habitat trees (snags) were also incorporated into the final restoration.