Putting science behind riparian restoration efforts
The KWRC will work to identify degraded riparian zones on agricultural ground along Trout Creek and work with landowners to implement Better Management Practices that improve natural conditions of valuable ecological areas. Bank stabilization, tree planting, invasive species monitoring, and plastic/litter removal, will all take place on the lower sections of Trout Creek which is home to trout, Atlantic salmon, and American eel.
With landowner and volunteer support the KWRC will improve environmental conditions so that the Creek and Atlantic salmon are better situated to combat ecological changes resulting from increased flooding and climate change.
Work will include working to properly slope eroding stream banks and place bio-engineering structures along the Creek. Volunteers and KWRC staff will stake willow, plant trees, identify and mitigate invasive species, and cleanup litter along the Creek to provide valuable shade, improve biodiversity, mitigate flooding and improve fish habitats and riparian areas into the future.
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