An emerging approach to stream restoration is to use structures such as woody debris jams, riparian vegetation, or beaver dams to kickstart the processes that allow a stream heal itself over time. This is “process-based restoration.”
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While process-based restoration has been effective in many places, it is relatively new and requires further study:
Can threatened Bull Trout pass beaver dams?
Does restoration help improve drought resilience of streams?
How do complex species assemblages respond to restoration?
Publications & Reports
Wolf, J.M., N.G. Clancy, and L.R. Rosenthal. In review. Bull Trout passage at beaver dams in Bitterroot and Flathead River tributaries, Montana.
- Annika Walters and Braxton Newkirk (University of Wyoming)
- Mike Mischke and Jake Stout (BLM Rawlins Field Office)
- Christina Stuart, Tom Probert & Alden Shallcross (BLM Montana/Dakotas)
- Gordon Edwards and Travis Cundy (Wyoming Game & Fish Dept)
- Marshall Wolf (Utah State University)
- Andrea Price (Bitter Root Water Forum)
- Leo Rosenthal (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)