Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Restoration Project - 19KCR

July update: The crew has completed the majority of the contract work. The designer had to make some revisions to the project due to a utility conflict. This was change ordered to the project.

Description of Project: The U.S. Air Force Academy has a number of natural waterways that fall within Preble’s meadow jumping mouse habitat. Some of these drainages are being degraded by excess runoff associated with land use changes off-base and changing rain event frequencies and intensities. The increased influx of water through these systems is exacerbating erosion issues within the natural waterways. Increased erosion rates are causing head-cutting and channel incision, which negatively impacts the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse habitat. The restoration work associated with this opportunity will address erosion concerns and increase habitat through stream channel modifications and revegetation.  The scope of work consists of providing earth work and construction support to Colorado State University Channel stabilization and erosion control are the objectives of construction support and are required to support habitat management objectives. There are two sites that will be restored during winter 2018/spring 2019. Site #1 is the Lower Kettle Creek site and site #2 is the Lower Black Forest Creek site.

Project Major Activities:
•    Mobilization
•    Erosion Control
•    Water Control
•    Clear & Grub
•    Unclassified Excavation
•    Rock Cross Vane
•    Riprap Sill
•    Boulder Step Wall
•    Koirwrap
•    Nedia C400B Coconut Blanket
•    Site Reclamation