Forest landowners can receive help with salmon recovery

March 5, 2013

By Staff

Hundreds of private owners of forestland who want to do their part for salmon recovery may be eligible for more help than they imagined was available, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Natural Resources.

A new video shows small forest landowners how they and their communities can benefit from a culvert removal program that will help defray costs of improving salmon habitat. The recently revitalized Family Forest Fish Passage Program helps private forest landowners replace culverts and other stream-crossing structures that keep trout, salmon and other fish from reaching upstream habitat.

Thanks to a new round of funding from the Legislature, the program will complete about 100 projects during the next two years. Replacement projects create construction jobs in rural communities, help revive salmon and trout populations, and are a great asset to a landowner’s property. The video aims to increase the pool of applicants seeking funding so the most significant of the remaining stream barriers can be corrected.

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