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Creating Fish Habitat in the Upper Noyo River

Finishing installation
California Conservation Corps members drill a log to be anchored into the bank

California Conservation Corps members drill a log to be anchored into the bank

Beginning in 2010, Soper-Wheeler worked in conjunction with the California Conservation Corps, California Department of Fish and Game, and NOAA to improve fish habitat on the Upper Noyo River in Mendocino County.

The project was run by the CCC on Soper-Wheeler managed lands and created habitat for salmonid fish species by strategically placing trees and root wads into the channel in order to add cover, sort spawning gravels, and selectively scour out pools.

Finishing installation

Finishing installation

The 3-month project sucessfully installed 36 features over nearly a mile of watercourse, with the company cost-sharing on the project.

Before and after photos

Before and after photos

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