Tarryall L&C Ranch Stream Project

Front loader working in the river

About one mile of stream on the Tarryall L&C Ranch was restored  in 2004. Goals for this project were to improve  channel stability, riparian vegetation, and fish habitat.  Another stated objective was to decrease bank erosion by 80% along this reach of stream.

Restoration efforts focused on reshaping and revegetating the banks  and installing in-stream structures. Revegetation has been very  successful, with transplants showing excellent survival and vigor. Some  banks were simply graded while others banks  received extensive treatments.  Rock vanes were added to provide grade  control and in-stream structure which, in turn, have  significantly improved trout habitat.

Funding for this project was provided in part by the Park County Land & Water Trust Fund.