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InStream Conservation supports and assists in the restoration of stream habitat for wild and endangered salmon and steelhead throughout SW Washington and the greater NW.
How? By actively advocating for proven ﬁsh friendly science/engineering based habitat restoration, following NRCS (National Resource Conservation Service) handbook 654 guidelines; encompassing site survey, analysis, planning, permitting, funding, construction and continuous post restoration monitoring.
Why the Issue? The range of stream restoration problems are diverse. One kind of restoration technology does not fit all! A mix of stream treatments is needed. Example, over use and misuse of log jams to treat different types of stream problems that they aren’t capable of ﬁxing. Over 65% of log jamb restorations have failed, or do not meet the planned objectives, within 5 years of completion.
The Cost? Wasted tax and rate-payer dollars. Loss of ﬁsh friendly spawning and rearing habitat for Wild and ESA listed salmon and steelhead.
Speak up now! It’s up to us to become involved. Only we can help stop this unacceptable waste. Contact Ben Dennis: