Cougar Creek Ecosystem Improved

Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 by wf_admin

Your support was used to greatly improve the Cougar Creek Ecosystem. Prior to the project, every square mile of the 12,000-acre drainage was criss-crossed by more than eight miles of roads. High road density associated with extensive past timber harvests has resulted in a total loss of secure elk habitat. This road density was also contributing to deteriorating watershed health and fish habitat. Using heavy equipment, crews obliterated road reducing the density from 8.4 per square mile to 1.7 per square mile. The intention was to provide secure habitat for wildlife while maintaining road access. Cougar Creek drainage is a tributary to the north fork of the Couer d’Alene River. Your support made it happen plus Wildlife Forever was able to get your dollars matched one-for-one.