Big Bend Creek has suffered from historic logging practices, highway culverts and ditching. It has been building up with a gravel bedload in the lower sections for quite some time due in part to these issues. The pool just below the highway culvert was too deep which impeded access for salmon during low flows. The Gold River Streamkeepers have been working on restoration projects in the area for approximately 5 years with a strong school program involvement. The Streamkeepers coordinated stage two of the restoration of Big Bend Creek and included an educational-hands on component for their school program. Jim Mitchell and Paul Smith of GR Streamkeepers worked on the arrangements. The highway culvert area was agreed upon early as the next priority item on the Big Bend restoration Plan after the riparian restoration. An overview assessment had been completed in previous years with a habitat assessment completed in 2004 by GR Streamkeepers and Dave Clough of the section below the highway culvert.
Clough, David R.. 2005. Big Bend Creek riparian restoration: project completion abstract. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2005MR034
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA)
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