L. Design Process at Bridge Creek

Basic Design Concept for Bridge Creek

Figure 17 from Pollock et al. (2011).


Synopsis of Topic

Here we will review the specific design hypotheses that were formulated for the Bridge Creek restoration, and talk about how structures were sited, designed, and installed.

Why We're Covering It

We are using Bridge Creek as a detailed design example of how an active restoration intervention (beaver dam support structures in this case) can be used to encourage beaver to build dams and help restore an incised stream.

Learning Outcomes

This topics helps us with the following learning outcomes for the workshop:
  • Knowledge of past and ongoing restoration projects using beaver;
  • A working understanding of considerations in restoration designs using beaver;
  • An introduction of how to develop dynamic designs utilizing beaver; and


Slides & Handouts

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Relevant or Cited Literature

  • Pollock M, Wheaton JM, Bouwes N and Jordan CE. 2011. Working with Beaver to Restore Salmon Habitat in the Bridge Creek Intensively Monitored Watershed: Design Rationale and Hypotheses, Interim Report, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, 63 pp. (In your Binder)
  • Demmer R and Beschta RL. 2008. Recent History (1988-2004) of Beaver Dams along Bridge Creek in Central Oregon. Northwest Science. 82(4): 309-318. DOI: 10.3955/0029-344X-82.4.309.

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