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Volunteers help with Goat Creek restoration

Volunteers help with Goat Creek restoration

Volunteers mulched and caged 100 newly planted native trees and shrubs on Nov. 8 to help complete a restoration project benefiting salmonids in Goat Creek, on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. After a site tour by Methow Valley Ranger District Fisheries Biologist Gene Shull, seven volunteers went to work and collectively donated over 35 hours to...
Liberty Bell students learn about river restoration (and poetry)

Liberty Bell students learn about river restoration (and poetry)

Forty biology,  composition and literature students from Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School and a group of community instructors participated in a five-hour block of field work and poetry at a restoration site along the Methow River off Old Twisp Highway in late September. Brian Fisher from Methow Salmon Restoration Foundation and Rob Crandall from Methow...
Twisp River project restoring habitat for fish, wildlife

Twisp River project restoring habitat for fish, wildlife

Four miles up the Twisp River, work is underway to undo a century of man-made changes to the river at the site of the former Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) diversion. The Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) is leading a project designed to restore habitat for fish and wildlife, now that MVID will no longer take...
The beaver believers

The beaver believers

When Chomper and Sandy met in a concrete pen in Winthrop, it was love at first sniff. He’s an inquisitive 44-pound male, busted for felling apple trees. She’s a lustrous red-blonde, incarcerated for killing cottonwoods. Sandy had first been paired with an inmate named Hendrix, but they lacked …
Bull trout habitat improvement project on Goat Creek will also help other fish

Bull trout habitat improvement project on Goat Creek will also help other fish

A project to improve critically designated habitat for bull trout in Goat Creek is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of October. Work will occur on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest below the Goat Creek culvert referred to as “Vanderpool Crossing,” between river miles 6.7 and 7.6. The work is intended to...
River safety sign to go in at Winthrop park

River safety sign to go in at Winthrop park

The Winthrop Town Council has approved a proposal by Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation to erect a public information sign near the Methow River access area behind the Winthrop Barn. Chris Johnson, president of Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF), presented council members at the Sept. 16 meeting with a proposal to build a covered structure that would...
Project will turn junked cars used to stabilize river bank into public art

Project will turn junked cars used to stabilize river bank into public art

By Ann McCreary

Methow Arts and the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) are teaming up in a project that will turn junked cars pulled from the banks of the Methow River into public art. Local artists are invited to …

State’s salmon recovery funding board tours Methow

State’s salmon recovery funding board tours Methow

Staff from the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board hosted a tour of the Methow Valley for members of the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board last Wednesday (Sept. 17). Representatives from National Marine Fisheries Service out of Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., also attended, according to a recovery board press release. The tour included visits...
Arts briefs: May 14, 2014

Arts briefs: May 14, 2014

This week: Pinkerton reads from debut novel, The Amish project coming to the Merc in June, and River is focus of next Confluence exhibit
Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered...