- September 16, 2020

Forest Service Repairing Riparian Area

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Bridger-Teton National Forest will launch their Salt Creek Restoration Project this week on the south end of Star Valley, and the project is planned to conclude in mid-November. The restoration project is located in Lincoln County along Salt Creek and its associated riparian area south from the Allred Flats Campground, which is about 10 miles south of Smoot. The Salt Creek Restoration Project will achieve multiple objectives, and has three main components; replacement of the stream culvert, reclamation around a salt mine, and restoration of historic log structures throughout the construction reach. Project objectives include restoring ecological function to Salt Creek, its associated floodplain and riparian area, connecting Salt Creek downstream of the culvert with its tributaries, and improving in-stream fish habitat.