Campbell Valley Creek Restoration I


(40.7936,-105.389)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where

LivermoreLivermore, CO 80536

Healing the Land, Building Community.

About

Just 20 miles north of Fort Collins exists one of the most important mountains-to-plains ecological transition zones in the Front Range-The Laramie Foothills Conservation Area. However, in the early 1900's, Campbell Creek was used to transport irrigation water while the North Poudre Irrigation Canal was being completed. The elevation of the creek bottom was down cut by approximately 40 feet, causing the elevation of the valley's tributaries to drop commensurately.

This massive change in the watershed caused significant head-cutting and down-cutting of every tributary in the valley, resulting in a loss of an estimated 120,000,000 (that's right, 120Million!) cubic feet of sediment. Now, erosion gullies range from 5 to 30 feet deep and run up to 1,000 feet across the land and ever increasing leakage from the canal continues to threaten the valley's stability.

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12

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