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Restoring the Farmhouse Reach of the North Fork Nooksack River

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:48

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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. 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 $59,938 from another grant for this project.