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Rock Creek Beaver Dam Removal (Day 1)

  • Jefferson Market 38600 US Highway 285 Jefferson, CO, 80456 United States (map)
Photo: Jim Rasmussen

Photo: Jim Rasmussen

The Rock Creek drainage is a critical piece of the Greenback recovery puzzle and will provide nearly eight miles of connected stream habitat once completed.  With the help of Trout Unlimited volunteers and chapters, agency partners, and private landowners, there are 4.5 miles of stream that are currently being prepared for reintroduction in the next 2-3 years.  The project below will help make progress on the remaining 3.4 miles of critical habitat.

Project Rating: Moderate - Strenuous

Project Description: This project will focus on removing beaver dams from sections of the Rock Creek drainage in order to help CPW treat the area for Whirling Disease and non-native brook trout.  After about a mile hike up to the site, beaver dam removal will entail using shovels, pickaxes, hand saws, and other various tools to dislodge the dams. CPW will supply the tools for everyone.

Location: Meet at the Jefferson Market in Jefferson, CO at 9:00am.  From there, volunteers will carpool and be escorted through private property by CPW to the project site.

What to Bring: It will be physical work so please ensure that you bring plenty of water, a lunch, sunscreen, work gloves, waders, and work clothes that can get dirty.

Sign Up Now: Please email Dan Omasta ( to sign up and if you have any questions.