The Kendrick Park Stream Enhancement Project on Big Goose Creek lies within a popular City park in the heart of Sheridan. Supported by funding from the Wyoming Wildlife Natural Resource Trust Fund, Montana-Dakota Utilities, and Trout Unlimited, this project addressed issues of limited access, active bank erosion, and lack of stream diversity.
Natural materials such as boulders and vegetation were used to create pools, riffles, more diverse habitat, and public access. Stream stabilization structures were designed to improve the stream as a fishery and establish trout habitat along the creek, allowing the public to enjoy trout fishing within City limits.
Additional goals accomplished with this project include:
- Increased public access to and enjoyment of Big Goose Creek
- Increased stream health and sediment transport
- Decreased active bank erosion
- Increased public support for and awareness of community-wide stream enhancements