Summit Creek

The WATS/CEWA 5624 Spring 2024 class will focus on Summit Creek in Cache Valley, UT. Summit Creek is a left-bank tributary to the Bear River and meets the Bear River just upstream of Culter Reservoir. The project landowner is the United States Forest Service.

Course Logistics

Saturday April 13, 2024 from 8:30a to 5p

Participant Waiver
on April 13, 2024 @ 8:30 AM at Summit Creek

Getting There

Important: Transportation will not be provided to Summit Creek. There is limited parking along Summit Creek, so we urge you to carpool to minimize the number of vehicles.

Carpool from Lee’s Marketplace - 8:00A

Students carpooling should meet at the Smithfield Lee’s Marketplace at 8:00 AM.

Meet at Station Creek - 8:30A

We will park at the USFS parking lot on Summit Creek Rd at 8:30 AM (about 30 minute drive from Logan). The project coordinates are 41.8693439, -111.7575455.

NOTE: For emergencies, North Cache Valley InstaCare in Hyde Park is the closest medical center to this field site @ 20 minutes away.

What do I need to bring?

Field Gear

Your safety is our top priority, but you are the most important person in ensuring your safety and comfort. So bring common sense. This is Spring in the mountains. You should be prepared for anything from sunny skies and sunburn, to snow and hypothermia (yes we’ve already had our first snow-storms, and yes we will work in the snow). The current forecast is for rain. We will be hiking through and doing work in small, cold, wadeable streams.

  1. We strongly recommend a pair of chest waders and wading boots, to keep you warm and dry. If you cannot get a pair of waders, please email Dominique Shore and we will see what we can find.
  2. You also should bring whatever outdoor clothing and gear to keep yourself comfortable. Layers, coats, gloves, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a dry change of clothes and footwear for afterwards are all a must. No open-toed shoes will be allowed.
  3. Wear work clothing suitable for a construction site.

We will provide you with basic personal protective equipment (PPEs like work gloves, eye protection, hard hats, ear protection). However, if you have any of your own personal PPE you are more comfortable in, please bring it.

If you have any allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware of, please notify us of those when filling out your participant waiver.

Lunch and Snacks

Please bring your own lunch and snacks to keep you going throughout the day. You will also want to bring plenty of water and a refillable water bottle (we will have some water jugs for refilling).