Lower Gales Creek Habitat Enhancement Project
May 2008 to December 2010
Road Impact Reduction, Fish Habitat Improvement, Riparian Habitat Improvement
This project on Gales Creek decommissioned a stream side farm road and converted it into riparian area. The project treated 2.5 acres of invasive plant species and replaced them with native plants in the riparian and flood plain area. Six large wood and boulder structures were added along 0.18 miles of stream. Three depressions were created to provide amphibian habit.
Improvements in the riparian and flood plain areas will benefit the river by providing shade to reduce stream temperatures. The leaves will provide food for macro-invertebrates. Amphibian habitat was also provided in the flood plain. Large woody debris will provide in stream habitat for native species.