Restoring a River: Washington's Mashel

The Nisqually Indian Tribe and the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group are cooperating in an effort to restore an important tributary of the Nisqually River. They want to reverse the effects of one hundred years of heavy logging by building logjams to restore natural habitat. “The new logjams, six layers of dozens of 40-foot trees and refrigerator-size boulders, are anchored in place by giant logs sunk into the riverbed like pier pilings. They’ll protect the park against high flows and continue to collect fallen trees.” From the Associated Press.

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  • Chester Allen

    Hey, you should know that The Olympian — the daily paper in Olympia, WA — published this story before the AP and the PI picked it up. I know this because I wrote the story.

  • Chester,
    Thanks for letting us know about the correct source 🙂 We don’t always have the ability to figure out where the AP stories come from and many newspapers are lousy at crediting authors properly (not telling you anything you don’t already know, I’m sure).
    As MidCurrent readers know, we pick up your stories on a regular basis and appreciate the excellent journalism. (Do a search on “Chester Allen” from the search box on the left hand of the page and you will turn up about 17 articles by Mr. Allen.)