Willow mattresses are laid along the banks of the Shasta River on the Easton property to stabilize the bank. Note new fence to the right of photo that allows control of cattle access and recovery of vegetation.Photo 2
Grasses, tules, and willows have begun colonizing the stabilized bank at Easton Ranch a year and a half following the bank stabilization project.Photo 3
Easton willow mattress project after January 1997 high water. The project survived with no damage. Note the height of willow shoots in foreground which are dormant because the photo was taken in winter.