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Spring Creek Trout Restoration


The CPL grant will implement a comprehensive set of stream bank stabilization strategies in the designated trout stream portion of Spring Creek. The project will also be a catalyst for other funding and leverage a program of education and implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) within the Spring Creek sub-watershed. This CPL project includes stream bed restoration strategies focused on trout habitat and water quality including grade control structures, slope stabilization, and toe protection to stabilize outer banks. While it would be preferable to restore watershed hydrology first, the storm bank stabilization will protect the creek from further degradation and will be the impetus for engaging area landowners about BMPs that can be implemented throughout the watershed. The goal is to achieve long-term health for Spring Creek as trout habitat, as a recreational resource and create a model for voluntary action that can be adapted to other tributaries and sub-watersheds.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/30/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager John Kinsley

Grant Recipient Brown County

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $321,972

Expended $267,784

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Brown


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 10 Acres

Measurement 10 Acres

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres