Project One

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2010

Goals: Improve fishing access to the river and trout habitat, create colder stream temperatures, decrease erosion and create a more suitable plant community.

Methods:

• Improvement the channel width and depth.

• Stabilization of the stream bank and improved cover for fish with installation of woody habitat and root wads, and bank resloping.

• Planting of native plants to improve the community and provide shading for cooler stream temperatures.

Implementation: Completed September of 2009

 

Project Two

Goals: Stabilize the stream channel, create cooler stream temperatures and improve fish habitat.

Methods:

• Create a more natural stream channel to replace the ditch.

• Add fish cover structures and also bends the in the channel.

• Planting of native plants to improve the community and provide shading for cooler stream temperatures.

Implementation: Fall 2010 – Fall 2011

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited and Minnesota DNR

2013

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2013

Contact: Twin Cities Chapter

Goals: Increase upland game and non-game habitat, and greatly improve in-stream trout habitat and water quality. Also, create a high-quality fishery within walking distance of suburban homes and within an hour’s drive of the majority of the state’s population.

Methods:

• Eradication of invasive species.

• Establishment of native vegetation to create wildlife habitat corridors and protect coldwater fisheries habitat.

• Creation of protective buffers.

Implementation: Construction scheduled for summer 2014.

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization and the City of Lakeville.

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