Before and After Project Photos

Salmon Creek Stream Crossing Decommissioning (Part 1 of 2)

Before: Looking downstream from near the top of the proposed excavation after the site has been brushed and cleared.
Before: Looking downstream from near the top of the proposed excavation after the site has been brushed and cleared.
During: The upstream channel had been filled with soil and slash during historic logging. Note stump on left being exhumed.
During: The upstream channel had been filled with soil and slash during historic logging. Note stump on left being exhumed.
After: Sideslopes are excavated to match the natural hillslope (see stumps) and unearthed woody debris is spread over bare soil
After: Sideslopes are excavated to match the natural hillslope (see stumps) and unearthed woody debris is spread over bare soil

Salmon Creek Stream Crossing Decommissioning (Part 2 of 2)

After: Sideslopes are excavated to match the natural hillslope (see stumps) and unearthed woody debris is spread over bare soil
After: Sideslopes are excavated to match the natural hillslope (see stumps) and unearthed woody debris is spread over bare soil
3 years later: Vegetation is becoming re-established along the restored channel sideslopes
3 years later: Vegetation is becoming re-established along the restored channel sideslopes
5 years later: Red Alders fix nitrogen, improving soil fertility and setting the stage for future conifer growth
5 years later: Red Alders fix nitrogen, improving soil fertility and setting the stage for future conifer growth

Stream Crossing Decommissioning

Before: Looking down towards the road from above the right sideslope of a culverted stream crossing
Before: Looking down towards the road from above the right sideslope of a culverted stream crossing
During: An excavator is used to remove fill from the crossing and re-establish the natural channel gradient
During: An excavator is used to remove fill from the crossing and re-establish the natural channel gradient
Two years later: Road related fill has been excavated and endhauled to a stable location
Two years later: Road related fill has been excavated and endhauled to a stable location

Rocky Gulch Road Decommissioning and Fish Passage Barrier Removal

Before: Legacy streamside logging road in Rocky Gulch was reopened for heavy equipment restoration work
Before: Legacy streamside logging road in Rocky Gulch was reopened for heavy equipment restoration work
After: Road fill has been excavated from the stream channel and riparian habitat has been restored
After: Road fill has been excavated from the stream channel and riparian habitat has been restored
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