Fish really do grow on trees at the Whitefish Island Project located on the Methow River in Washington State. The strategic placement of large woody debris in the river creates critical spawning habitat for juvenile steelhead and salmon, leading to added biological diversity and a healthy river system. http://on.doi.gov/XXyTGY
Large woody debris (LWD) piles aligned side channel of the Methow River near Winthrop Wash. The LWD’s were installed to create habitat for salmon and bull trout – threatened and listed species under the Endangered Species Act. Photo by David Walsh, Bureau of Reclamation.