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Eagle enhancing Brush Creek

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle, CO CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado –The final phase of the Brush Creek enhancement project, which started in 2004 at the north end of Brush Creek Park, will commence within the next two weeks.

The intent of the project is to improve stream health from the upper Sylvan Lake Road bridge to the upper end of the Eagle Ranch development boundary, about 8,300 feet.

The project is coordinated jointly by the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee, town of Eagle and the Colorado Division of Wildlife under permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. Funding for the project comes from the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Trust Fund and Scott Skelton, an adjacent property owner who recognizes the benefits of the project.

The project involves using mechanical equipment to construct gravel bars, pools and riffles, as well as stabilize eroding stream banks.

“The work uses well established practices that improve stream health and fish habitat for spawning, feeding, resting and wintering,” said Eagle Open Space Coordinator Bill Heicher.

Questions or comments can be directed to any of the following Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee members: Chairman Kent Rose at 970-328-3936; Town of Eagle’s Open Space Coordinator Bill Heicher at 970-328-6354; Eagle Ranch Golf Course Superintendent Derek Rose at 970-328-2882; or Colorado Division of Wildlife representative Craig Wescoatt at 970-947-2937.


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