Oregon Projects Restores Stream Habitat For Trout

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

If you walk along the stream banks of Oregon’s Cavitt Creek, you will see numerous logs, rootwads, and boulders in the stream. Take and closer look and you might see cutthroat trout, winter steelhead, and coho salmon using the stream structures as necessary habitat. The logs and other objects were placed in the stream as part of a project supported by Wildlife Forever. More than 80 new stream habitat improvement structures were installed, dramatically improving spawning and rearing conditions for fish that use the stream. Earlier logging operations in the region had reduced the water and habitat quality of the stream. Biologists surveyed the stream and targeted the areas to receive the new structures, then volunteers placed the structures and secured them with steel cables.