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.