Rocky Creek Bank Stabilization and Floodplain Renaturalization, Gallatin County, MT.

This streambank stabilization and floodplain renaturalization project included site evaluation, identification of degraded stream reaches, topographic survey, stream restoration design and regulatory permitting to stabilize and revegetate segments of Rocky Creek. 

Five segments or zones of proposed bank stabilization and revegetation were identified, each site requiring a unique and innovative bank stabilization technique that incorporated locally salvaged native plants, wood and rock materials.  Treatments proved effective after first season of above average spring floods.  Planted willow growth and recruitment density of volunteer shrub species rated ‘excellent’ after a six month monitoring period.

DeWitt Dominick served as project manager and conducted all site evaluations and surveys.  He also designed the stream restoration plan and obtained all necessary permitting and supervised construction and revegetation activities.