Steelhead habitat to be restored after being blocked for 104 years

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Photo: Mike Wier

The early 20th century wrought significant damage and changes to the Eel River and its fish populations through zealous overfishing and blockage of key tributaries by railroads and dams, which limited salmon and steelhead’s ability to recover.

Groundbreaking has already begun at Woodman Creek in Mendocino County where the construction of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad blocked off about 14 miles of prime fish habitat for more than a century, according to CalTrout.

LINK (via: Times Standard)

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