Hamilton Ranch Mitigation Bank

for EcoAsset Managment, LLC

The problem

Historic disturbance mechanisms related to channel migration, flooding, and likely beaver activity were absent or severely limited, leading to a contrived landscape well-suite to cattle ranching but with a generally impaired natural ecosystem function.

our solution

  • Removing hard bank armor, riprap, and junk from stream banks
  • Converting croplands to native riparian vegetation
  • Restoring adequate channel dimensions
  • Improving riparian vegetation composition within buffer zones
  • Removing floodplain berms and levee
  • Improving spawning habitat
  • Implementing grazing management
  • Increasing elevation of groundwater tables