River Restoration Tour Stops At Sylvan Dale
Four years after a monster flood tore through the Big Thompson River corridor, great progress has been made in restoring ecological health and resilience to a dozen of the hardest hit stream reaches.
These projects, carried out by the non-profit Big Thompson Watershed Coalition, were visited by a busload of landowners, public officials, technical advisers on September 27, 2017. One stop was at Sylvan Dale Ranch, where trout habitat was restored along a mile of river. Renewed water flows in a side channel will be the location of environmental education courses for the Heart-J Center for Experiential Learning, a new non-profit that will hopefully assume ownership of the 3200-acre ranch in the future.
A great description of the tour appeared in today’s Loveland Reporter-Herald.