Hoonah Native Forest Partnership (HNFP) Team restores Spasski Creek

The Hoonah Native Forest Partnership (HNFP) successfully restored 300 meters of Spasski Creek, a priority watershed, last month. The HNFP work crew thinned tree stands in the area using wildlife gaps, and then the trees were yarded into the water as a restoration effort on Huna Totem Lands. Approximately 25 riparian trees were cut (or tipped over) from five wildlife gaps. These trees were yarded into the creek using chainsaw winches and hand tools to strategically place the logs and support existing log jams. The thinning resulted in increased light and productivity in the areas, flood resilience and restored fish habitats in the creek. This work by the HNFP partnership was supported by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Tribal Wildlife grant, designed by USFWS and USFS specialists, and implemented by a local workforce and the Hoonah TRAYLS crew.

 

HNFP crew members

The Hoonah Native Forest Partnership (HNFP) Team

Spasski Creek Hoonah, Alaska

The Spasski Creek Project
 

 

 





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