A fallen tree need not end up as sawdust or adding to an already too big a pile of firewood! Fallen trees are very much in demand by those who use them to provide improved habitat for salmon in our coastal rivers and streams.
Placing fallen trees in our Salmon spawning and smolt rearing areas provide shade to keep creek and river waters out of direct sunlight, keeping them cool which salmon prefer. They also provide refuge from predators like birds and other animals.
Who would have thought that a fallen tree is an economic resource and a job creator!
Conrad Gowell at Mid-Coast Watersheds Council would like to get the word out that if you have a downed tree, or know where one is, to call him and they’ll come out and get it. Totally free of charge! And you’ll know that the tree will continue on in a very natural way, here on the Central Coast, helping to produce greater numbers of salmon! More salmon mean more jobs and more great fish in our freezers!
Please note: The watershed council will accept only those trees that are AT LEAST 20 inches in diameter. So nothing smaller than 20 inches. And they must be either Cedar, Sitka Spruce or Douglas Fir.
So if you’ve got a downed tree, give Conrad a call at Mid-Coast Watersheds Council at 541-265-9195 and they’ll be right out.