2011 | ASLA – Honor Award for Environmental Restoration
2011 | ASLA – Land Stewardship Designation
2008 | Denver Regional Council of Governments Bronze Award for Planning and Vision

Coyote Gulch is a tributary stream to Bear Creek Lake in Jefferson County. Increased development had damaged the area and forced excess water through the channel causing streambank erosion and leaving an unstable channel base. Valerian was selected to stabilize the channel bed and banks and restore the ecological function of the stream corridor. Water quality improvements for both the stream and Bear Creek Lake were also part of the mission.

Expansions and improvements to the area’s trail system and the addition of new signage aid in educating visitors about the tenuous ecological environment at Bear Creek Lake.



City of Lakewood
Jefferson County
Mile High Flood District
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers


Jefferson County

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