Medano Zapata Ranch Stream Restoration

Project: Medano Zapata Ranch Stream Restoration

Partner: The Nature Conservancy

Contractor: SLV Earthmovers, Inc.

Monte Vista, Colorado

Description: Installation of 2 water control structures to improve water delivery along existing ditch network.

Also, excavated over 1200 feet of irrigation ditches improving water delivery on the property. Excavated of 1320 feet of stream meander allowing subirrigation of wet meadow habitat. Recontoured existing golf course infrastructure to reclaim wet meadow habitat. Installed water control structure to manipulate water levels for moist soil plant propogation.

Access: Property is owned by The Nature Conservancy with access by permission only. Tours and seminars available to the public.

Completion Date: March 2005