Gypsum Creek Restoration & Enhancement

  • Client: Colorado Erosion Control, Eagle County, Colorado
  • Date: Mar 2006 to Jun 2006
  • Info: Walsh Environmental contracted Colorado Erosion Control and Blue Mountain to implement bio-technical stream stabilization practices on the Gypsum Creek in Eagle County, Colorado.

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.