Fallen trees sought to help restore salmon streams

Discussion in 'Conservation, Fishery Politics and Management.' started by agentaqua, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. agentaqua

    agentaqua Well-Known Member

  2. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this outfit has engaged the local SEP enhancement groups in the areas for support and advice ? Just putting LWD (large woody debris) in a stream can backfire. If not properly anchored and in some cases, cabled into the bank, the addition of LWD can cause bank erosion the further degrades stream channels. There is a long history in BC and Oregon of adding LWD, and a lot of lessons were learned as to what works, and what does not. ( by the way--- there is little issue of making sure proper permits are in place from Water Management Branch, DFO Habitat Branch, Regional Districts, and land owners ) Miss any of the applicable ones and you may end up in court. My comments should not be taken as a flat out rejection of this proven method of increasing habitat for fish. It will work if done properly.. but dont just think that all it takes is a chainsaw and a few trees.
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  3. agentaqua

    agentaqua Well-Known Member

    as usual - your logic and common sense is very welcome,CL :)
  4. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Naw-- just comes under the heading of "BinDerDoneDat"
  5. ChinookExerciser

    ChinookExerciser Active Member

    Bob Hooton has posted extensively about this. I dont no if you guys have read his blog but here is a good read.

    A Case For Protecting Habitat

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  6. agentaqua

    agentaqua Well-Known Member

  7. Stosh

    Stosh Well-Known Member

    Hopefully World Fisheries Trust is involved.
  8. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Member

    Central westcoast forest society is doing the aforementioned work.
    They definitely know what they are doing!
    Check out their site to see how they're helping to restore salmon habitat.
  9. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    It's still treating the symptoms while ignoring the cause

    It's far easier to toss a few logs back in the river or stream then implement adequate setbacks near rivers and streams to protect the ecosystem.
  10. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Member

    I agree that protecting the ecosystem is the very best bet here.
    But this is still a good company doing positive work for salmon habitat restoration. I applaud their work and try to support them when I can.
  11. Southern Neighbor

    Southern Neighbor New Member

    I've been involved in habitat protection and restoration for 24 years this April and there is a saying in the protection/restoration community, "protect the best, restore the rest".
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