Downed Oregon Trees A Real Windfall for Rivers

Oregon is making the most of the thousands of trees knocked down by windstorms in December, using the trees to improve streambanks and fish habitat on the Deschutes and other rivers. “Downed trees 40 to 50 feet long are destined to be placed in several streams to provide rearing habitat for small salmon and steelhead, capture gravel and create side channels for both juvenile and adult fish.” Bill Monroe in The Oregonian.

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