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A sampling of stream and watershed improvement projects in the Lower Gallatin watershed.

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1 A sampling of stream and watershed improvement projects in the Lower Gallatin watershed

2 Matthew Bird Creek Concept Phase Matthew Bird flows into Bozeman Creek, through fields, town and MSU land. Looking at wetland, stream improvements that are possible in and along the creek. Public education and discussion Partners to date: GGWC MSU DEQ - wetlands

3 Matthew Bird Creek

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5 Bozeman Creek Enhancement Project

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7 Bozeman Creek at Bogert Park Enhancement Project Project: To restore many of the functions of a healthy stream corridor to a highly degraded reach of Bozeman Creek in the heart of Bozeman Progress Most of the money needed project has now been raised Contract to complete final design was signed in December. Construction is expected to begin December 2014 and be finished by the end of that winter.

8 Bozeman Creek at Bogert Park Enhancement Project Partners Bozeman Creek Enhancement Committee: Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department Downtown Bozeman Partnership Friends of Bogert Park Greater Gallatin Watershed Council Gallatin Local Water Quality District Gallatin Valley Land Trust MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks Trout Unlimited Landowners and professional firms Coordinator: NPS Rivers and Trails Program. Funders City of Bozeman DNRC GVLT Bozeman Park and Art Foundation Outstanding Grants: FWP – Recreational Trails Program & Future Fisheries TU

9 Story Mill Wetland and Stream Restoration

10 Project: To restore wetlands and section of the East Gallatin adjacent to the historic Story Mill. The hoped for outcome is the addition of a city park in Bozeman. Project: Site purchased by Trust for Public Land in Completed extensive public outreach, monitoring and developed concept for the Park and restoration components in Application for the Story Mill Community Park was submitted to the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOP) committee last week. RESPEC is taking the conceptual restoration design to a 75% level of design. Will complete if TOPS approves the application. If approved, restoration construction activities slated to begin this August or September.

11 Story Mill Wetland and Stream Restoration

12 Partners Sacajawea Audubon GGWC Trout Unlimited Greater Gallatin Local Water Quality District Gallatin Valley Land Trust MT DEQ Run Dog Run Montana Outdoor Science School Learning by Nature Broken Ground Montana Conservation Corps Gallatin Valley Farm to School Trust for Public Land

13 FDD Ranch Project: Wetland restoration in an area that was historically a wetland and floodplain in the main Gallatin River (near Logan) Progress: Initial design concept completed and search for right partner program. Landowner interested in finding further technical and funding partners.

14 Whats Next? Other projects Fill out your project ideas on the comment sheets at the tables!


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