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Designing Restoration Projects in the South Fork Nooksack River

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:38


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. The restoration work will benefit Chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout, all of which are listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act, and coho, chum, sockeye, and pink salmon and cutthroat trout.