Learn more about our past projects in the Palouse-Clearwater region.
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ATV Trail Decommissioning, Clearwater National Forest (2013-2016) – Making unofficial and destructive ATV trails disappear in the Clearwater National Forest.
Bennett Paradise Creek Habitat Restoration (2008-2010) – Removed debris and resloped bank. Planted over 1200 native trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs during two planting seasons (2009 and 2010).
Deep Creek Riparian Restoration Project (2006-2009) – Stabilization and revegetation of 1070 feet of creek to reduce in-stream erosion. Resloped and installed erosion control fabric. Riparian buffer was planted with native woody, herbaceous, and grass species. Two wetlands were created to help filter overland water flows.
Flannigan Creek Restoration Project (2007-2010) – Stabilized stream banks with erosion control fabric and revetment materials. Restored the natural riparian area plant community. Enhanced and created wetland filter ponds and swales. This project involved community members, students, and volunteers.
Fountain Project (2009-2013) – Stabilization and revegetation of 1670 feet of unstable bank and berm removal. Hydroseeded banks with native riparian species. Planting was accomplished with the help of local community volunteers.
Green IT Alliance Wetland Enhancement Project (2008-2010) – Installed solar-powered kiosk with computer. Created web pages to educate visiting students and inform community members and business neighbors about alternative and ecologically beneficial storm water management practices.
Kirtner and Rylaarsdam Projects, South Fork Clearwater River Watershed Riparian Restoration (2006-2010) – Resloping and stabilization of unstable banks, installed erosion control fabric and rock toes as necessary. Seeded native grasses and planted native riparian species.
Lindsay Creek Riparian Animal Management Project (2007-2012) – Four separate projects were within the Lindsay Creek project in Lewiston, Idaho (Walton, Cowger, Nielson, and Canyon Crest). These projects focused on bank stabilization and resloping, planting native species, weeding and re-seeding, installing irrigation, installing filter strips, and installing riparian fencing.
Otness Park, Moscow, Idaho (2014) – Revegetation and stabilization of stream banks in Otness Park.
Partridge Creek Clean Water Education and Restoration (2008-2010) – Improving water quality and lowering creek temperature to comply with the Drinking Water Protection Plan regulations near Elk River, Idaho.
Potlatch Meadow Project, Clearwater National Forest (2015) – Planted 1700 native plants (including black hawthorn, serviceberry, white pine, ponderosa pine, and snowberry) in a week in a cow-trodden meadow in the Clearwater National Forest. Created exclosures to keep cows away from the young plants. Decompacted soil to allow revegetation of native plants.
Rabbit Hill Preserve Wetland Enhancement Project (2010) – Excavated a wetland cell to impound additional runoff. 50 plants were planted on the site, and the site was seeded with native grasses.
Rural Road Inventory, Clearwater National Forest (2014-2015) – Surveyed old Forest Service roads to determine whether or not formal work needed to be done to return the watershed to its original state.
South Fork Clearwater River, Grangeville, Idaho (2014) – Restoration of four stream sites in Grangeville, Idaho, to help mitigate Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) issues.
Spalding’s Catchfly Collection and Propagation Project, Colton, Washington (2007-2010) – Seeds for this rare plant were collected near Colton, WA, in the Kramer Prairie, a Palouse Prairie remnant. Different propagation methods were researched. This project was completed in collaboration with Washington State University.