County Stream Crossing Improvements within the Superior National Forest

OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE OF PROJECT:

The purpose of this project was to improve stream crossings on county roadways within the Superior National Forest to facilitate watershed-wide fish passage and stream function.

METHODS OR TECHNIQUES USED:

Partnerships were set up with Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota to improve fish passage and stream function with Superior National Forest watersheds. An additional partnership was put in place with the Southern St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District to aid in survey and design at the sites. These partnerships lead to identification of mutual priorities, survey and design, and implementation. Design was based on stream simulation and followed: Stream Simulation: An Ecological Approach to Providing Passage for Aquatic Organisms at Road-Stream Crossings. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service National Technology and Development Program, San Dimas, California; http://www.stream.fs.fed.us/fishxing/publications/PDFs/AOP_PDFs/Cover_TOC.pdf

REALIZED/EXPECTED RESULTS:

Four Participating Agreements were established for survey, design and construction at six sites (Cook=1 site, Lake = 2 sites, St. Louis County = 3 sites). Funding source was obtained through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Construction will take place in 2011.

CONTACT PERSON AND PHONE #:

Jason Butcher (218)626-4307

LINKS TO SITES:

http://www.stream.fs.fed.us/fishxing/publications/PDFs/AOP_PD Fs/Cover_TOC.pdf

AGREEMENT TYPE(S): Participating

PRIMARY PARTNER LIST:

Lake County, MN , Cook County, MN , South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District , St. Louis County, MN





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/superior/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5209321