Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Research article
05 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 05 Sep 2019

Quantifying the restoration success of wood introductions to increase coho salmon winter habitat

Russell T. Bair, Catalina Segura, and Christopher M. Lorion


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ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2019) by Heather Viles
ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2019) by Heather Viles(Editor)
Short summary
Large wood (LW) pieces are often part of fish habitat restoration projects. We investigated reach-scale changes after the addition of LW that are relevant to juvenile coho salmon. A survivable habitat for juvenile coho was characterized in terms of critical swim speed and bed stability. Model predictions showed that survivable habitat increased by 86–128 % in terms of flow velocity and bed stability. Our findings are applicable to stream restoration efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest.