We have made some serious progress folks! Ok, here’s the skinny: The toewood structure begins with laying foundation logs at specified angles to the tangent lines along the curve of a stream bank (see first diagram). Following this, root wad logs are cantilevered over the foundation logs with the root wads facing the stream, a.k.a. prime fish habitat! (see diagram 2) Then we place trash wood (tree tops, limbs, etc) on top of the root wad logs and back fill with soil. That is where we are as of today. The rest of this week will be spent backfilling, sloping and grading the new stream bank. Please take a look at the structure diagrams & photos below, and compiled game camera shots we’ve put together for you (our video is live at: http://youtu.be/gaFRi-ech4s our second video is live at: http://youtu.be/SnO19kJX20A ). Follow along as we progress through the completion of this structure. We are excited about our quick progress and look forward to keeping you posted as we continue!
Joy DeClerk – Project Lead