Practices by Category

Riparian Restoration Implementation Plan reflects restoration practices and monitoring on Nutrioso Creek.

Riparian Fencing allows rotational grazing of riparian pastures.

Elk Fencing excludes elk activities from upland and riparian pastures.

Water Wells installed off-channel provide water for livestock, wildlife, and irrigation purposes.

Drinkers  are used by livestock and wildlife as an alternative to entering the creek for daily waterings.

Irrigation Sprinkler Systems utilize water resources more efficiently than earth ditches.

Brush Management reduces undesirable brush so native grass can provide forage and reduce soil erosion.

Planting Willows and other woody vegetation helps improve water quality and wildlife habitat.

Grass Seeding stabilizes streambanks and reduces erosion from riparian and upland pastures.

 Stream Grade Stabilization Structures help create floodplains and raise the water table.

 A Livestock Bridge allows livestock to cross the creek without impacting streambanks or riparian vegetation.

Invasive Species\Noxious Weeds must be controlled so native vegetation is not replaced by undesirable weeds.

Monitoring allows comparison of changes in the condition of riparian and upland pastures.

Elk and Avian Monitoring allows evaluation of changes in wildlife activities.

Outreach provides information to interested persons about conservation practices on the EC Bar Ranch.

EC Bar Ranch Conservation Easement protects wildlife habitat on 94 acres with 3 miles of Nutrioso Creek in perpetuity.

Rotational grazing improves riparian pastures.

T&E Species
Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species