Nooksack River logjam construction
Victor Insera, restoration coordinator, Nooksack Tribe, is presenting on a series of projects on the Nooksack River.
South Fork Nooksack is the most on edge chinook (most endangered) stock in Puget Sound. Over the past 100 years, a lot of wood removal, from logging, farming, and other factors.
Limiting factors are a lack of spawning an incubating in North Fork and holding, rearing in South Fork. The North is flashy, with floods and scouring, and temperature problems in the South.
Building “very meaty” structures on the North Fork, that are meant to last for than 50 years. More than an 80 percent success rate in recruiting new trees.
Here is an old press release on some of the projects being done on the Nooksack River.
Creating immediate benefit on the South Fork, while they work on landscape solutions. By creating deep water around logjams, they’ve decreased temperatures almost immediately by building logjams.