Program in Action!
SF Garcia River in Mendocino County was enhanced with large wood using the accelerated recruitment method. The addition of large wood increased the frequency of pools and complex cover for juvenile rearing, sorted and collected gravels for spawning, and provided velocity refuges from high flows.
AFTER one winter:
In September, 2014 a culvert/flashboard dam was removed and the streambed restored in Parks Creek, tributary to Shasta River. This passage improvement project opened an additional four miles of stream to adult and juvenile salmon and steelhead.
BEFORE (looking downstream):
AFTER (looking upstream before tree plantings):