Squaw Creek Bioengineering Project
Producer: Wild Heaven
Productions / George Grady Grossman
Cameraman: George Grady Grossman
Editor: George Grady Grossman
Aerial view of Squaw Creek on the Museum of American West property.
Photo by George Grady Grossman
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.
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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