New growth at Big Buffer restoration site, August 2021
Trees and shrubs were added to the “Big Buffer” project along the mainstem Chehalis River by the Chehalis Tribe at a distance of 200 feet from the river’s edge.
Skookumchuck River large wood enhancement structure, August 2021
This wood structure will provide diverse habitat types to this stretch of the Skookumchuck River as part of the state’s Aquatic Species Restoration Plan.
Wildcat Creek Bridge installation, Sept. 2021
This project by the Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force replaced and undersized culvert with a bridge, in effort to open up fish passage to all tributaries in the Wildcat Creek watershed.
Schafer Creek restoration project demonstration, July 2021
Anthony from the Grays Harbor Conservation District shows how the Schafer creek restoration will raise water levels and then recharge groundwater. The project is a part of the Satsop-Wynoochee tributary enhancement strategy.
Bush Creek Culvert Correction Project Sign, 2020
This fish barrier correction was completed by the Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force. Manager Alexa Brown poses with pride.
Chum spawning in a tributary to the Satsop River – November, 2020
Chum like to spawn in side-channels off of larger rivers in the lower parts of the Chehalis Watershed.
Stormwater Pond installed in Rochester, June 2021
This project, designed by Thurston County, will help alleviate urban flooding, and will also “retime” water recharge to improve Black River flows.
Property permanently conserved to benefit salmon in Satsop River
This section of river is being protected in the “Tree Fever” Conservation Easement, initiated by the Capitol Land Trust