Salmon Spawning Improvements in the Applegate River

, Posted: Sat, September 14 2013 at 6:41 PM, Updated: Sat, September 14 2013 at 7:02 PM

The U.S. Forest Service is adding 25 dump truck loads of gravel, along with several large trees in hopes to help improve habitat for several species in the Applegate River.

Wildlife officials say gravel is indispensable raw material for salmon and steel head to spawn.

Dams such as those on the Applegate River block the natural flow of gravel.   

The project is the second of its kind in the Rogue Basin.

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