Post-Fire LTPBR Case Studies

Examples of LTPBR for Post Fire Recovery

North Fork Sprague River, Oregon → Bootleg Fire 2021

Crews work to mitigate Bootleg Fire sediment loading The Harmony Preserve project employs process-based restoration, a relatively low-tech approach that lets the Sprague — not construction equipment — do most of the work

Project Information

This was an emergency restoration project following the Bootleg Fire in July and August of 2021. The original meetings with land owners, USFWS and Trout Unlimmited staff were in late September of 2021. Planning, Design and Permits were in place by early November and Anabranch Solutions and Swift Water Design finished construction prior to Thanksgiving.

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Project Tweets

Baugh Creek, Idaho → Sharps Fire 2018

The Sharps Fire, 2018 was where the fairly obvious tweet below came from (i.e. “turns out water does not burn” - see related Tweets ). ,Interestingly on the heels of a NRCS LTPBR Workshop in Hailey, Idaho, we were in discussions with Idaho Fish and Game about a potential LTPBR project to expand the footprint of beaver in Baugh Creek. Terry Gregory (IDFG) had for the previous two decades translocated live beaver from irrigation ditches up to Baugh Creek to do restoration work. Thanks to the efforts of Terry, the beaver he reintroduced, and their offspring we see the resilience to thee fire illustrated in the picture below.

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From LCAN - “Conservation professionals turned a negative into a positive in the aftermath of the 65,000-acre Sharps wildfire on Baugh Creek in the Little Wood watershed in Central Idaho. A major partnership project led by the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission led to the installation of more than 120 beaver dam-type low-tech structures along Baugh Creek and two other tributaries to help restore the streams in a post-fire environment. The beaver dam analogs and other woody in-stream structures slow down the water flow, increase meanders and store water high in the watershed for the benefit of fish, wildlife and livestock.

The project was made possible by two private landowners in the area that wanted to restore the streams and improve wildlife habitat. Partners included Idaho Fish and Game, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wood River Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Anabranch Solutions, Utah State University, and more.”

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Baugh Creek Images Appear In

The images from the Baugh Creek Album appear in the following scholarly outlets:

Goose Creek, Nevada/Utah

Goose Creek Fire - BLM and Utah WRI