Bridger Creek Channel-Floodplain Restoration, Lazy J Ranch, Bozeman, MT.

Design and permitting for water quality and stream restoration plan on a contiguous 5665- acre mountain valley cattle ranch operated in the heart of the Bridger Range, MT.

This project consisted of restoration and relocation of over 1,500 feet of Bridger Creek, which avulsed during a record 2011 spring flood, and consequently, downcut a new channel course across a hay pasture. By constructing 700 feet of new channel and plugging the unstable, existing channel, the creek was relocated to its former alignment, which mitigated for future instability, habitat degradation, loss of infrastructure, and widespread erosion and sedimentation.