Stopping erosion in its tracks

Stopping erosion in its tracks

Project aims to preserve hillside at old mine site near Durango
Gerrad Deal, of RMC Consultants of Wheat Ridge, works on erosion control in a drainage near the old Boston Mine in the Perins Peak Wildlife Area. Wattles, 12-inch diameter straw logs, are used to slow runoff and preserve the hillside.
Drew Mangum, of RMC Consultants, spreads straw over a freshly seeded area near the old Boston Mine. Twenty-thousand ponderosa pine, Gambel oak and mountain mahogany seedlings will be planted in the fall by the Southwest Conservation Corps.
At its peak, the community of Perins had 200 inhabitants, a school and a company store. The Boston Mine was active between 1901 and 1926.
Wattles prevent erosion on steep hillsides. All erosion-control work near the site of the old Boston Mine is being done by hand to preserve the contour of the hillside.

Stopping erosion in its tracks

Gerrad Deal, of RMC Consultants of Wheat Ridge, works on erosion control in a drainage near the old Boston Mine in the Perins Peak Wildlife Area. Wattles, 12-inch diameter straw logs, are used to slow runoff and preserve the hillside.
Drew Mangum, of RMC Consultants, spreads straw over a freshly seeded area near the old Boston Mine. Twenty-thousand ponderosa pine, Gambel oak and mountain mahogany seedlings will be planted in the fall by the Southwest Conservation Corps.
At its peak, the community of Perins had 200 inhabitants, a school and a company store. The Boston Mine was active between 1901 and 1926.
Wattles prevent erosion on steep hillsides. All erosion-control work near the site of the old Boston Mine is being done by hand to preserve the contour of the hillside.
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