This project is open for public comment until July 11th.
The purpose of this aquatic habitat restoration project is to re-establish connectivity between Nason Creek and its floodplain, and restore and enhance stream channel, riparian vegetation, and wetland habitat functions in the Upper White Pine Reach of Nason Creek from river mile 12.8 to 14.0 (from the Knife Shop upstream approximately 1 mile).
The collaborators for this project developed a restoration plan (available online at the link provided) which identified restoration actions designed to benefit Endangered Species Act-listed spring Chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout.
This proposed project may involve the following restoration actions: a levee breach or partial levee breach; in stream actions such as installation of large wood and/or boulders; culvert replacements; and side-channel habitat enhancements.
Information regarding this project can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/okawen/projects (once at the website select the ‘Nason Creek:Upper White Pine Reach Aquatic Restoration Project’ from the list of Forest projects and the link leads to the project page where you will find the restoration plan and project map).
To receive additional information or to comment on this project, please call or email the project leader Catherine Willard, Fisheries Biologist, at 509-784-4620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.