Nooksack salmon enhancement association

Climate Change Challenge: less water, worse droughts

Grant Award: $62,109; Year Awarded: 2015

This project, located in the Porter Creek reach of the Middle Fork Nooksack River in Washington state will develop novel and replicable restoration techniques that can be used to restore other existing but highly impaired alluvial fan floodplains. The project goal is to develop a replicable restoration strategy that addresses local climate change impacts by improving wetland connectivity in alluvial fans, thereby providing more and better quality habitat and refuge, more and cooler water to the mainstem in late summer, and soaking in flood waters in winter and spring. The proposed project aims to restore the alluvial fan of Porter Creek as a pilot project for alluvial fan restoration.