Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Wood River Restoration Initiative Launched in Wake of Beaver Creek Wildfire

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

In the aftermath of the Beaver Creek Fire, which has already triggered mudslides and siltation, a partnership between Trout Unlimited and the Wood River Land Trust, launched a new initiative today to "restore the Big Wood River to its full potential as a healthy river ecosystem and popular wild trout fishery."

The so-called "Big Wood River Home Rivers Initiative" will focus on a comprehensive assessment of the river system in order to prioritize future restoration efforts, including habitat improvements.

“We are at a critical time for translating scientific knowledge into impact on a strategic and broad scale—creating a healthy and resilient watershed for the benefit of our community and that of fish and wildlife,” said Steve Strandberg, Board member of both TU and WRLT. “It’s important to our organizations and our donors that we leave a legacy of protected land and waters for future generations to enjoy as we do today.”

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