The latest “The Current” newsletter is hot off the presses from the Eagle River Watershed Council

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

Cutthroat Trout Habitat Restoration Project

Thanks to the very hard work of our volunteers, the U.S. Forest Service, and National Forest Foundation, the Watershed Council was able to complete our cutthroat trout habitat restoration project on Shrine Pass before the snow began to stick. Over 3 miles of a closed Forest Service road, which was contributing sediment to Turkey and Lime Creeks and degrading spawning habitat, was scarified (making it impassible to 4-wheel drive traffic) and reseeded with a native seed mix and erosion control fabric to return it to its natural state.

In total, three miles of stream bank, 10 acres of watershed, and 20 acres of wildlife habitat were enhanced. These efforts will establish a healthy riparian buffer which will improve instream water quality by filtering sediment and pollutants that would otherwise enter Turkey and Lime Creeks.

2 thoughts on “The latest “The Current” newsletter is hot off the presses from the Eagle River Watershed Council

  1. You ruined lime creek for those who use it,no longer can you drive on it you can’t even walk up it was destruction of public lands and you should leave public lands alone. Maybe you should of put some effort into wearyman road if your worried about runoff.the forest service and anyone involved in the destruction of lime creek road should pull thier heads out of the sand and keep public access open and stop ruining all our roads,good luck if a fire starts up in lime creek,you wont be able to het there.the $ wasted in the so called restoration would be used better keeping access open and repairing roads not destroying sure you will sink even lower and find more land to close and roads to ruin.

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