The Bear Creek drainage of the Salmon River watershed lacks sufficient summer pool surface areas, floodplain connection, and wood volume, resulting in poor retention and sorting of spawning gravels, shallow pool depth, and general habitat conditions that are not conducive to salmonid survival Riparian areas contain invasive plant species and lack sufficient native woody plant species.
The goal is to enhance ecosystem function by increasing salmonid production and water quality to the Salmon River mainstem. Wood will be added to approximately one quarter to one half mile of stream length to boost summer pool frequency and trap mobile gravel resources for spawning. Noxious plants will be removed from riparian buffers, and native plants established.
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