Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration
BNSF Skykomish NRD Settlement Restoration Sites
Lower Skykomish Braided Reach Restoration
This project provided $125,000 to partially fund instream and
riparian habitat restoration in the Skykomish River braided reach.
The Skykomish River Braided Reach includes 10 miles of
mainstem channel from the town of Gold Bar (RM 43.3) to
Sultan (RM 33). The braided reach section of the
Skykomish provides spawning and rearing habitat for
Chinook, Coho, and Chum salmon, as well as bull trout,
steelhead and other other species.
Helicopter transporting logs to project sites on the
Skykomish River. 8/24/11
Logs are sharpened to drive into gravel bar. 8/25/11
Equipment crossing the Skykomish River using bridge sections. Photo taken from the safety boat. 8/25/11 Source: Bob Aldrich SnoCo
Section of bridge swung in place for the river
Project # 8 site - trenching for installation of flood fence. 8/25/11. Source Craig Garric, SnoCo
Project # 8 site - logs placed into the excavated
Project # 8 site – trench is backfilled and logs are
cut to required height. 8/25/11
Project # 8 site - completed section of flood fence. 8/25/11.
Project #6 site - cut pieces left in place for added roughness. 9/8/11. Source: Paul DeVries, R2 Resource
Project #6 site – Completed flood fencing. 9/8/11.
Project #8 site – completed flood fence on south side
of thalweg. 9/8/11.
Project #6 site – Return crossing of equipment.
Safety boat is to the left. 9/8/11
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