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Granite Creek Wood Replenishment Project

In 2006, the Granite Creek watershed was assessed in order to determine how fish habitat could be enhanced. After the data was collected and analyzed it was determined that one of the most limiting factors in Granite creek for fisheries was the lack of large wood in the channel. This project used unique and cost effective methods to reintroduce large woody structure into seven miles of stream federally-designated as critical habitat for threatened Bull Trout. Completed in 2012, over 380 log/log structures where specially placed into the stream. The methods we used meant falling a tree in a direction and utilizing a grip hoist to move the logs into position. No heavy equipment entered the stream or riparian zone.


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