DEQ Task Force in town to see river restoration


Sarah Hutchins

Bradley Tribby, Fishery Biologist with the Bureau of Land Management and Jeff Streeter, Program Manager of Platte Valley Trout Unlimited, look at the bend on the Encampment River on Thursday that had not responded well to the river restoration. The current can be seen moving rapidly around the bend of the river, resulting in bank erosion.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality's Nonpoint Source Task Force as well as other agencies were in Saratoga last week to learn about river restoration with a lecture and tour given on the Encampment River.

On May 13 the River Restoration 101 lecture took place during the DEQ Task Force meeting, then Thursday the Task Force and other agencies traveled to Encampment to tour river restoration projects completed on the Encampment River.

According to the DEQ website, "the Wyoming Nonpoint Source Task Force is a board of 13 citizens appointed by the Governor that provides oversight f...

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