Restoring the River, Building Salmon Habitat on the Nooksack River 
Today, groups are working together to restore habitat on the Nooksack River. A cooperative of Agencies, Tribes, and restoration partners are working together with farmers and landowners to restore and protect beneficial fish habitat.

The Nooksack Indian Tribe will use $283,111 grant award from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board to place eight logjams in the North Fork Nooksack River near Kendall. The North Fork moves frequently, flushing Chinook salmon eggs downstream before they can hatch. Logjams will protect developing forests and slow the river, creating places for salmon to rest and hide from predators. They also can increase the length of side channels available for spawning. This project will be the second of six phases of restoration planned in the Farmhouse reach.

Placing Logjams in the South Fork Nooksack River

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The Nooksack Indian Tribe will use $320,264 in grant funds from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board to restore habitat in the South Fork Nooksack River near Acme. The South Fork doesn't have enough deep pools and the water is too warm for salmon. The tribe will place eight logjams in the South Fork. The logjams will slow the river, creating places for salmon to rest and hide from predators. This project is the last of three phases of restoration in the broader Hutchinson reach.

The Nooksack Indian Tribe will use a $108,100 Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant to finalize designs for the restoration of the South Fork Nooksack River at Nesset Reach near Acme. The South Fork doesn't have enough deep pools and the water is too warm for salmon. The tribe will design the placement of 23 logjams in the river. The logjams will slow the river, creating places for salmon to rest and hide from predators.