Brown's Creek Riparian Shading Study -Assessment of Stream Shade Provided by Unforested Riparian Buffer Vegetation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,525
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Browns Creek WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,525
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$51,525
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Implementing the thermal buffer improvement projects in the 2017-2026 Watershed Management Plan will be more efficient and effective because of the field investigation, design standards, and public outreach included in this project.

The study will prov

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Browns Creek WD are: Bob Rosenquist, Connie Taillon, Craig Leiser, Gail Pundsack, George Weyer, Gerald Johnson, Jen Oknich, Jim Levitt, John Rheinberger, Louise Smallidge, Sharon Schwarze
Project Overview

The purpose of the project is to target the type and location of riparian vegetation restoration needed to shade three miles of unforested buffer on Brown's Creek, a metro area trout stream impaired for thermal and sediment loading. The project will conduct a riparian shading analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and modeling of restoration scenarios based on field measurements of shade in the unforested buffer of Brown's Creek. The study will accelerate the implementation of the 13,155 feet of thermal buffer improvement projects by targeting where shade mitigation is needed most and identifying the best-suited vegetation for shading at each site.

Project Manager
First Name
Karen
Last Name
Kill
Organization Name
Browns Creek WD
Street Address
455 Hayward Ave N
City
Oakdale
State
MN
Zip Code
55128
Phone
651-330-8220 x 26
Email
karen.kill@mnwcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp