Post-Flood Stream and Floodplain Restoration Projects Proposed
Credit: Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
The Forest Service is proposing to implement stream and floodplain restoration projects in areas damaged during the flood event. Restoration projects include fish habitat structure repair and replacement, stream channel and floodplain restoration and re-construction, streambank stabilization and floodplain construction and riparian planting. Project goals are to improve watershed health, fisheries habitat and riparian habitat in drainages impacted by the flood. In-stream habitat, floodplain and riparian work may also be necessary to improve watershed conditions along reconstructed road corridors (State Highways 36, 34, 14 and 7 and County Roads 43, 44H, 47, 94 and 106).
Proposed work could start as early as spring 2016 and would occur over the next 5-10 years. Restoration projects may be completed in partnership with various cooperators.
Details of this proposal are online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45878. This proposal is being analyzed under 36 CFR 220.6(e) (19) and it is currently in the public scoping phase. If members of the public have specific interest or questions about this project proposal, please contact Nehalem Clark at 970-295-6613 or firstname.lastname@example.org . It would be most helpful to hear from the public by March 2, 2016.