Restoration

Minnesota's 2020 Driftless Area restoration overview

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic 2020 was a busy year for Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort in Minnesota. TU and its partners collaborated on a number of habitat restoration projects in the state. Here's a rundown of the…

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic 2020 was a busy year for Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort in Minnesota. TU and its partners collaborated on a number of habitat restoration projects in the state. Here’s a rundown of the projects.

Rice Creek (Fillmore County) – Minnesota DNR stabilized eroded stream banks totaling 900 feet. Sloped and seeded 1,725 feet of stream bank. 

Little Jordan Creek – (Fillmore County) Minnesota DNR stabilized eroded stream bank with rip rap and sloped and seeded 125 feet of stream bank.  

Lost Creek – (Fillmore County) – Stabilized an eroded stream bank with rip rap totaling 250 feet and sloped and seeded 250 feet of stream bank.  

Larson Creek (Houston County) – Minnesota DNR sloped and seeded 450 feet of stream bank, removed a log jam, repaired a low-water crossing and installed a parking lot.  

South Fork Root River (Fillmore County) – Stabilized an eroded stream bank with rip rap and sloped and seeded 350 feet of the bank. 

Vesta Creek (Fillmore County) – Stabilized an eroded stream bank with rip rap and sloped and seeded 330 feet of stream bank. Also removed old bridge abutments and installed a low water crossing.  

Maple Creek (Fillmore County) – Stabilized three eroded stream banks with rip rap totaling 610 feet. Also sloped and seeded 900 feet of stream bank.  

Rush Creek (Winona County) – Stabilized an eroded stream bank with rip rap and sloped and seeded 100 feet of stream bank.  

Pine Creek NH (Winona County) – Stabilized eroded stream banks with rip rap totaling 1,325 feet. Removed trees and willows, repaired a low water crossing, installed root wads, and sloped and seeded 2,700 feet pf stream bank.  

North Branch Root River (Olmsted County) – Stabilized two eroded stream banks with rip rap. Also, sloped and seeded 675 feet of stream bank and installed root wads.  

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