of the Mores Creek Watershed Project provides a demonstration of a variety of
techniques to treat streams impacted by historical mining.
Mores Creek site is highly visible to Idahoans and is very
representative of what large tracts of the western landscape
of the Mores Creek project is the simplicity and
functionality of its design. Large landscapes that
have been impacted by legacy mining cannot be returned to
pristine conditions. But there can be a diamond found
in the rough. To stretch our dollars as far as
possible, the project design focuses exclusively on the
riparian zone. Treatments have been applied based on
decisions to increase the projects' footprint
systematically. Work can be replicated downstream, as
more grant funds and land owner participation is secured.
With a sound recovery design that concentrates on
functionality, large sections of a stream can be restored
successfully over time.
Phase I was
completed ON TIME and under budget!
total of 9 large woody debris and boulder fish
as an OUTDOOR CLASSROOM.
young Idahoans have participated in the project so far.