Vegetative Bench Complexity
We experimented with various bench heights and planting pallets to see how plants adapt to variable conditions.
Beaver Dam Analogs
Beaver dam analogs (BDAs) slow flows, capture sediment, and create habitat.
Site Activated During High Flows
Site features such as BDAs and side channels are designed to activate each spring through early summer during runoff.
Off Channel Pond
The off channel pond is home to a naturally reproducing population of Northern Redbelly Dace, introduced in 2021.
Monitoring the Northern Redbelly Dace population using novel and non-invasive eDNA technique.
Northern Leopard Frog
In 2023, the off channel pond became home to Northern Leopard Frog, a first of its kind relocation effort in the region.
BDAs have tremendous capacity to capture sediment across the floodplain.
Site Activates During Flash Flood
In June 2023, high flows and chalky red fine sediment spread across the floodplain and site features during a flash flood.