Healthy watersheds throughout the Northwest are critical for plants, animals, and humans. They provide clean water, critical habitat, and places to enjoy nature. In the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, creeks and rivers play an important ecological and social role and provide habitat for salmon and other wildlife. The aquatics team on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and partners such as the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, are working to reverse past damage to these watersheds. At the same time, they are preparing for climate change. This work will be important for years to come.
Reading Time | 8 minutes
Management Goals | Restore and rehabilitate watersheds with climate change in mind to build watershed resilience.
Focus Area | Watershed Restoration
Project Area | Yellowjacket, Camp, Cispus, and Dry Creeks and Wind River Headwaters
Agency | US Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Funding Sources | Tacoma Power Cowlitz River Hydropower Dam mitigation funds, Great America Outdoors deferred maintenance fund, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund