Log airlift helps fish return to their roots

The (Everett) Herald has a story today about a Nature Conservancy project in the Stillaguamish River. Rick Rogers, project coordinator for the Stillaguamish Tribe, is quoted:

The Nature Conservancy flew in 26 logs with roots intact and put them into six clumps. Fish experts say that at a minimum, the logs will re-create some of the long-lost habitat that young chinook and other salmon depend on, and at best, form the beginnings of some new logjams.

“If there’s no wood and no cover, there’s no salmon,” said Rick Rogers, a project coordinator for the Stillaguamish Tribe. “When there is wood, they congregate and hide underneath that.”