Little Quilcene River

Brush Plant Road Reach Restoration – The 1/3 mile reach of the Little Quilcene River between Center Road and Highway 101 had been channelized for agriculture and residential development, resulting in one long riffle that provided neither stable spawning nor rearing habitats. This restoration effort occurred in fall 2011. It increased the quantity and quality of in-river habitat by installing five log jams to create pools and tail-outs. This project increased stability of spawning sediments by reducing the potential for scour and improved bank stability at some exposed, eroding banks. 1,500 feet of river and 200 feet of side channels enhanced . It improved riparian vegetation by installing 1,000 native plants, removing undesirable weeds and re-seeding with turf and pasture grass over a 10 area.