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Restoring the river

Work on upper Skokomish aims to create fish habitat


August 18, 2022

Matt Baide

U.S. Forest Service crews discuss work on the Upper South Fork Skokomish River for the restoration project Aug. 10.

Up in the mountains in Olympic National Forest during August, the noise of huge machines digging up dirt and moving trees can be heard.

This is part of the Skokomish River restoration project, and the work underway now is being done near the confluence of the Upper South Fork Skokomish River and Church Creek.

The project, near U.S. Forest Service Road 2361, involves crews taking trees that were brought in and placed in locations along a stretch of the Skokomish River to try to connect the two flood plains on either side of the river.

According to U.S. Forest Service Fish Biologist Brian...

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