CFC Volunteer Trips - 13) Building Instream Restoration Structures for Coho Salmon


Project: Building Instream Restoration Structures for Coho Salmon 


Date: August 24-25, 2024 (10:00 am Saturday - 3:00 pm Sunday)


Location: Randle, WA


Trip leader: Amanda Keasberry


Trip description: Salmonids are in a state of peril, and it will take a community of interested groups and individuals to bring these populations back from the brink. River restoration is a primary method to help make this a reality. On this trip, we will use “low-tech restoration” techniques to build instream wood structures using sustainably sourced trees and branches. These structures will increase stream complexity, attenuate flows, and create deep pools—all of which are habitat improvements that will benefit salmonids!


Task: Using handsaws, loppers, and clippers to gather natural material and then placing them in the stream in strategic locations to build large structures


Trip difficulty: 5 out of 5 || This trip entails full days of physical labor near and in creeks and ponds. Getting into shallow water will be required for this trip. Volunteers are encouraged to work at a comfortable pace.


What you need: Rubber boots (we have extra!), rain gear, sun protection, day pack with food/water and other essentials, and camping gear (detailed list sent via email)


Gear provided: Hand tools, hard hats, gloves, safety goggles 


Lodging: Developed campground near the Cispus River

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Saturday, August 24, 2024 and Sunday, August 25, 2024