Restoration of the Encampment River


Doug Radunich

A pile of wood waits to buried by excavators from the Laramie-based Olson Excavating working in the background. The excavators are digging a hole for the wood to buried in the bank, which will provide better bank stabilization and fish habitat enhancement.

The Encampment River Riparian Restoration Project, which is helping to benefit fish, prevent land erosion and promote future growth, work is still moving forward.

The idea for the project came about more than two years ago, after Christina Barrineau, Wyoming Game and Fish Aquatic Habitat Biologist, and Jeff Streeter, Trout Unlimited Project Manager, noticed an unstable, degraded portion of the Encampment River just downstream from Riverside that was unsuitable for fish habitat. The two then embarked on a joint project between WGFD and Trout Unlimited to restore that part of the river, and h...

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