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Flyfisherkids on Battle Creek

Maeve with her first fish.

 

Our friend, Flyfish Randy, was a recent guest. He arrived with the mission of teaching the kids to fish, preferably one at a time. Here’s photographic evidence of his success!

McCoy showing off his Rainbow trout.

Tiarnan’s fish was “this long”!

 

Rhen with the very fattest fish.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2017 in Folks, Friends, Nature and Wildlife

 

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High water on Battle Creek

spring rains over Battle Mountain

spring rains over Battle Mountain

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Events

 

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National bird

Bald eagle over Battle Creek photo by Steve Smith

Bald eagle over Battle Creek
photo by Steve Smith

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Battle Creek structures

rock structure in Battle Creek

rock structure in Battle Creek

We have worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife program to improve the habitat for fish in Battle Creek. The structures, which are engineered to guide the flow of the creek through high water and low, and to prevent erosion. The structures also help with our flood irrigation system which also provides habitat for birds and other wildlife.

waterfall

waterfall

Confluence of Battle Creek and the Little Snake River

Confluence of Battle Creek and the Little Snake River

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Helping fish and irrigation on Battle Creek

the sun shines on Battle Creek

the sun shines on Battle Creek

We have been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners Program for a number of years. The Partners Program, along with several other partners, have helped us in a project on Battle Creek that includes a number of structures that enhance habitat for fish, especially Colorado Cutthroat Trout, and provide improved flood irrigation for our native hay meadows. This, in turn, benefits the wetlands that support our bird populations. The structures also protect the stream banks against erosion during spring runoff. The structures got a good test during the high runoff years of 2010 and 2011. We saved a lot of meadowland, but some of the structures took a beating. We had a Colorado structure that failed and was causing erosion. Thanks to NRCS and the Fish and Wildlife Service, we were able to repair and enhance these rock and log structures, and are good to go!

 

 

 

It takes big machines. Thanks to our very professional crew!

It takes big machines. Thanks to our very professional crew!

New double drop structure near the headgate

New double drop structure near the headgate

dripping water as the wood is placed in the Creek

dripping water as the wood is placed in the Creek

This operator can grasp a toothpick if he chooses

This operator can grasp a toothpick if he chooses

Preparing the floodplain

Preparing the floodplain

Seamus checks out the trackhoe bucket

Seamus checks out the trackhoe bucket

McCoy and the dogs check out the new structure

McCoy and the dogs check out the new structure

Val reflects upon the project

Val reflects upon the project

 

 

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Indian Summer

Antelope under Sheep Mountain

Antelope under Sheep Mountain

Rock structure in Battle Creek--helping out both fish and irrigation

Rock structure in Battle Creek–helping out both fish and irrigation

The Upper Meadow with cows and bales--both ready for winter

The Upper Meadow with cows and bales–both ready for winter

Cows with their calves

Cows with their calves

Ewes and lambs going into the Bull Pasture

Ewes and lambs going into the Bull Pasture

Lots of sheep and one cow grazing in Don's Meadow

Lots of sheep and one cow grazing in Don’s Meadow

Sheep Mountain is an extinct volcano

Sheep Mountain is an extinct volcano

First snow lingers

First snow lingers

 
 

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Springtime reflections

Bulls and Sandhilll cranes by Battle Creek

Bulls and Sandhilll cranes by Battle Creek

Blue Heron in flight

Blue Heron in flight

Heron at sunset

 

Cows in the Lemmons Place, Sheep Mountain

Cows in the Lemmons Place, Sheep Mountain

 

A new calf sporting a new eartag

A new calf sporting a new eartag

Young bull in the willows

Young bull in the willows

Old fence in the Big Meadow

Old fence in the Big Meadow

Willow reflected

Willow reflected

 

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Animals, Cattle, Events, Nature and Wildlife

 

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