Jennifer presented the Restoration of Teton Creek near Driggs, Idaho. Teton Creek was in need of restoration after many years of man-caused alterations. It had reached the point of threatening public and private property, as well as wildlife habitat.
A multi-organizational group, which included Harmony Design & Engineering, collaborated to create a restoration plan with the dual purpose of protecting property and restoring the creek to a healthy, functional state.
Between 2009 to 2014, the stream channel was reconstructed to restore channel elevations and create natural flood control structures, including riffles to moderate flow and pools to encourage fish habitat. See the photos below to see the difference between during and after construction.
The project will be maintained by a newly formed Teton Creek Flood Control District. Also, Teton County and the Friends of the Teton River will monitor vegetation and fish habitat.