Grizzly Gulch


Location

A tributary to the upper mainstem of Clear Creek located by Bakerville, Colorado. 

A tributary to the upper mainstem of Clear Creek located by Bakerville, Colorado. 

Summary

Project addressed riparian area along the Grizzly Gulch Creek where historic mining and human activity was causing significant erosion and damage to the site. Restoration and repair provided benefits to sensitive riparian areas along the stream and reduction of sediment derived from historic mining activity from entering the stream and affecting the water quality. Rehabilitation was conducted on the upper stream crossing as well as restoration of the damaged wetland in the adjacent riparian area. Motorized vehicles had created multiple routes through the wetland that left degraded riparian area that directly contributed sediment to the gulch. Re-contouring the damaged wetland area and planting willows and other native riparian species was completed to restore the area.

Read the Restoration Project Plan PDF here, and view a map of the project area.