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Fish habitat restoration to occur at Wrangell's Pat Creek


Pat Creek Watershed is located on Wrangell Island in Southeast Alaska, about 12 miles south of the community of Wrangell. It supports Coho, Pink, Chum, and Sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden char, and cutthroat trout, and is an important recreational fishing area for locals. The valley bottom, including most of the riparian area, was logged in the 1960’s and ‘70’s. This has resulted in stretches of over-widened stream nearly devoid of large woody debris that is important for fish habitat.

From May 20 to July 15, large woody debris will be added to a 1 kilometer section of stream to increas...

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