Buckmaster Cattle Crossing Project:

A local rancher, Bruce Buckmaster, is hardening the stream bottom to allow his cattle to cross Emigrant and Carter Creeks in the upper Bear Creek Watershed without impacting water quality in the streams.

Limiting Factors Impacted:

  • Water Quality
  • Sedimentation

Project Objectives:

  • Prevent turbidity during cattle crossing
  • Prevent instream and streambank erosion
  • Allow rancher to efficiently manage his cattle without impacting the stream

Key Stakeholders:

  • Local rancher, Bruce Buckmaster
  • Bear Creek Watershed Council
  • Friends of the Greensprings

Funding: $5010 OWEB Small Grant awarded; owner chose to self-finance