Aerial view of Squaw Creek on the Museum of American West property. 

Photo by George Grady Grossman

Squaw Creek Bioengineering Demonstration Project Educational Video

The Popo Agie Conservation District completed a 20 minute educational video to highlight the bioengineering practices utilized at the Museum of the American West on Squaw Creek. The video reveals several bioengineering practices intended to stabilize streambanks, reduce soil erosion, enhance habitat, and improve water quality. A copy of the Bioengineering Demonstration Project Video is available to the public to help promote the effectiveness of bioengineering practices for use on public and private lands.


Practices were installed by volunteers from the Popo Agie Conservation District,  Lander Valley High School Natural Resource Science Class under the instruction of Carrie Johnson, L.V.H.S. Future Farmers of America students under the direction of  Mike McConnell, Museum of the American West, Lander Children’s Museum, and  the Popo Agie Watershed Planning Steering Committee

The Popo Agie Conservation District partnered with the Museum of the American West to create an education demonstration project  on Squaw Creek. The project utilized a number of innovative bioengineering techniques in combination with traditional engineering to highlight the use of natural materials to achieve a healthy riparian system. Bioengineering practices included fish lunkers, brush  mattress, willow fascine, vortex weir, rock barb, and root wad.


Squaw Creek Bioengineering Project

Producer: Wild Heaven
Productions / George Grady Grossman

Cameraman: George Grady Grossman

Editor: George Grady Grossman