Bellingham Herald: Nooksack project would aid salmon

The Bellingham Herald ran a story over the weekend about the Nooksack Tribe’s planned habitat restoration in the south fork of the Nooksack River:

Chinook salmon returning to the Nooksack River’s south fork should find a stretch of deep pools, shady pockets and jumbled logs interrupting miles of wide, shallow water, after the Nooksack Indian Tribe completes a $735,000 habitat restoration project in 2008.

The bulk of the project will involve building four large, engineered logjams along 0.2 miles of the south fork near the mouth of Todd Creek, about 3.8 miles from the river mouth near the intersection of Highway 9 and the Mount Baker Highway, said Alan Soicher, watershed restoration coordinator for Nooksack Natural Resources.