In our last episode we explored how the management of water in the West has changed over the past few decades from a climate of conflict to one of collaboration and innovation. In this quest for increased water security, improved fish and wildlife habitat and the inclusion of diverse stakeholders in the decision-making process, TU’s on-the-ground projects lead the way in finding and implementing twenty-first-century solutions to twenty-first-century challenges.
In this episode, we talk with Paul Burnett, Utah Water and Habitat Program Lead with Trout Unlimited. Paul has, among other things, been working on using beaver dam analogs to restore Chalk Creek in Utah. We talk about the shift from large, low-elevation storage to slowing down water upstream, and how we can use physics and hydrology to help rivers heal themselves.