NEW & EXCITING
Installation of Habitat Restoration Structures
Two different projects started in December 2018 reached the installation stage this summer. One project intends to build 62 large woody debris (LWD) structures in the Lousignont, Deer, and Fishhawk sub-basins of the Upper Nehalem watershed. The other project focuses on building 30 Beaver Dam Analogues (BDA) along 2.6 miles of three separate streams.
LWDs restore critical rearing and refuge habitat for salmon by increasing the complexity of streams, retaining gravel and connecting floodplains.
BDAs aim to entice beaver to resume their activities by creating dams that mimic natural beaver dams. Beavers will move into BDAs and continue construction, which encourages the survival of this keystone species.
We are excited to see these vital projects, funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), moving forward through the installation phase. Once installed, the structures will be monitored to measure effectiveness and we are excited to see the results.
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