In partnership with the Carmel River Steelhead Association, the California Conservation Corps and Stillwater Sciences, the project provided designs and installed large woody debris structures to enhance shelter for migrating Steelhead trout in the Carmel River Lagoon. Partially constructed log/boulder structures were flown into the lagoon by helicopter to avoid impacts to the sensitive habitat.
Left: rigging in preparation for lift;
Above: deposition of log structure.
Other keywords: Carmel River Watershed, Carmel River Lagoon, Carmel Valley, Steelhead trout, Rainbow trout, central coast