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Placing Logjams in the South Fork Nooksack River

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:43

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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. This project 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. The Nooksack Indian Tribe will contribute $56,518 in a federal grant to the cost of the project.