Chaparral Construction, LLC.
13201 State Hwy 12
La Veta, CO 81055
(719) 742-3222
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Construction and Excavation Services since 1963

Chaparral Construction Services

Chaparral River & Pond Restoration

We Turn Rivers ​​and Ponds into Better Fish Habitat​

Chaparral Construction has more than 40 years’ experience in river and pond restoration, including fish habitat formation and restoration. We have worked with several institutions such as US Forest Service and Colorado Parks & Wildlife to restore the flow of water in rivers and to increase health of lakes and ponds.

Chaparral works cooperatively with private, state, and federal landowners to improve fish habitat. Projects include constructing fish passages at diversion dams for endangered and other native fish; screening diversion canals to keep fish from entering and becoming trapped and acquiring and restoring floodplain habitat to serve primarily as fish nursery areas.

Some recovery measures benefit more than just the endangered fish. In some locations, river habitat improvements increase the regeneration of cottonwoods and willow trees along the river. Cottonwoods and willows are in important source of food and shelter for birds and mammals and provide a shady and pleasant place to enjoy the river.

River & Pond Restoration

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Chaparral River & Pond Restoration and Fish Habitat

Brian Jameson improving aquatic habitat by removing overgrown vegetation

Chaparral River & Pond Restoration and Fish Habitat

Justin Jameson performing River Restoration on Yampa River

After Chaparral River Restoration and Fish Habitat

Completed Cross Vein River Restoration on Arkansas River, Colorado

After Chaparral River Restoration and Fish Habitat

Justin removing sediment for river restoration on South Platte River

Finishing up River Restoration

Finishing up River Restoration on Yampa River

Placing Anchor Rocks for a Cross Vein for River Restoration

Brian constructing rock J-Hook for a Cross Vein on Poudre River

Placing J-Hooks for River Restoration

Justin placing J-Hooks for river restoration on Arkansas River

Chaparral Building Rock Barriers for River Restoration and Fish Habitat

Justin constructing J-Hook for River Restoration on Arkansas River

Chaparral River Restoration and Fish Habitat

Harvesting Trees for Fish Habitat on Arkansas River

Chaparral River Restoration and Fish Habitat

After Chaparral River Restoration on Tarryall River

Chaparral River Restoration and Fish Habitat

Completed a natural channel river restoration project

Chaparral River Restoration and Fish Habitat

Completed a natural channel Yampa River restoration project