Streambank Stabilization and Extension

Streambank Stabilization and Extension

As pretty as this little waterall might be, you don’t want this headcut chewing through your field.

Water issues are always there – sometimes too much, sometimes too little. Often the attempt control or manage water leads to unintended and unwanted consequences years later. This project is focusing on restoring a stream so that erosion is controlled.

Project Video

The video release party was a great success and we really enjoyed the conversation and discussion that came about. This project focused on a stream reach length of 616 metres that had an elevation drop of just over 6 metres. Check out the video and connect with us if you have any comments or questions.

Video Teaser

Thanks to all the great people who invested in this project: Graham Powell, Agroforesty Woodlot Extension Society, Alberta Conservation Association, County of Grande Prairie, Cows and Fish, Craig Sponholtz of Watershed Artisans and Andrew Jones of Checkered Owl. Thanks to the Government of Alberta for funding provided through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program.


As we were out preparing for the revegetation work to occur this summer we come across spawning suckers.  Longnose Suckers (Castotomus castotomus). A great thing to see at a stream restoration project.

Project Progress

Bank measurements are occurring to track how much the stream begins to meander.  Photo documentation is also going on.  In spring 2020, we will revegetate the riparian zone as the last component of this project.

Project Progress

This is the erosion problem creating by channel straightening done decades ago.  Accessing the field on both sides of the incised channel is tough.

Below is the PDF of the presentation given at the Soil Erosion Classroom Session.

Our Partners

We are excited about our excellent partners.  

We would like to thank the Government of Alberta for providing funding for this project through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program.

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