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Preserving the Forests and Rivers of the Upper Yakima River Basin

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Gold Creek Pond: Changing the Dynamics of a Watershed

By |Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Restoration|

We're sure you are familiar with flying drones, but have you heard of a floating drone? As part of the Gold Creek Restoration Project we used a boat drone to gather the floor topography (bathymetry) of Gold Creek Pond. Why do we need to know that? We will be using

River Detectives: Trying to Solve the Mysteries of Kachess

By |Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Restoration|

We spent some days in October in the field with Inter-Fluve to collect information on the upper Kachess River. We conducted survey work, gathered GPS points, took flow measurements, conducted gravel counts and collected stream bed samples. We also gathered LiDAR data that will be used in conjunction with

Cougar Gulch – Protecting Fish and Roads

By |Fish and Wildlife, Fish Passage Improvements, Habitat Restoration|

Through the end of September, we will be working on a project to replace two culverts located in Cougar Gulch near Liberty, WA. This relatively small project will have huge impacts for fish by removing culverts that are too small for the stream at higher flows. The project will also

Team of biologists rescue stranded fish in Kachess River

By |Fish and Wildlife|

Team of Biologist Rescue Stranded Fish In Kachess River The Daily Record wrote a great story about the efforts of KCT and our partners to keep bull trout from disappearing from the upper Yakima River Basin. There are only three populations left in the upper Yakima River Basin. The salvage

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Learn about the Cle Elum River Project, which was completed in 2014. This project was done in two phases and required the use of heavy equipment and helicopters. It created several miles of additional side habitat for salmon and refuge from the high flows released throughout the summer. Check it out!

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