Design for Low-Tech PBR

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You will design and build your own low-tech PBR project this semester!

Resources

Slides from Class

Design Manual Chapters

Shahverdian, S.M., Wheaton, J.M., Bennett, S.N., Bouwes, N., Camp, R., Jordan, C.E., Portugal, E. and Weber, N. 2019. Chapter 4 – Mimicking and Promoting Wood Accumulation and Beaver Dam Activity with Post-Assisted Log Structures and Beaver Dam Analogues. In: J.M. Wheaton, S.N. Bennett, N. Bouwes, J.D. Maestas and S.M. Shahverdian (Editors), Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes: Design Manual. Utah State University Wheaton Restoration Consortium, Logan, Utah. 68 pp.
Shahverdian, S.M., Bennett, S.N., Bouwes, N., Camp, R., Portugal, E. and Wheaton, JM. 2019. Chapter 5- Designing Low-Tech Restoration Projects. In: J.M. Wheaton, S.N. Bennett, N. Bouwes, J.D. Maestas and S.M. Shahverdian (Editors), Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes: Design Manual. Utah State University Wheaton Restoration Consortium, Logan, Utah. 28 pp.

Examples of Design & Implementation Reports

Below are good examples of real reports you can base your design and implementation reports for low-tech PBR projects on. These are based on the guidleines we reviewed in class and laid out in the manual (i.e. Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 of design manual):

Report Citation Description Location
Shahverdian, S.M., Bennett, S. and Wheaton, J., 2018. Baugh Creek Post-Fire Emergency Restoration – Design & Implementation, Prepared for Rebecca Patton by Anabranch Solutions, LLC, Newton, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14182.27209. A post-fire emergency low-tech restoration where 150 structures were installed over 5 miles of burn stream, in a week following the 65,000 acre Sharp’s fire. Baugh Creek, Idaho
Shahverdian, S. and Wheaton, J.M., 2017. Grouse Creek Watershed Restoration Design Report, Prepared for Utah Division of Wildlife Resources by Anabranch Solutions, LLC, Logan, UT. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18376.57603. A demonstration project with the with Utah Watershed Restoration Initaitive and Utah Division of Wildlife and built 114 low-tech structures over 5.5 miles of stream Grouse Creek Watershed, Utah
Shahverdian, SM. and Wheaton, JM. 2017. Birch Creek Restoration Design Report. Prepared for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources by Anabranch Solutions, LLC. Newton, UT. 26 Pages. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11439.84646 A small demonstration project in a Southern Utah stream to show off different low-tech treatments (60 structures, 12 complexes, 1 mile) Birch Creek, Utah