Restore Salmon River (Challis, ID) Area to Healthy Condition
Custer County Watershed Group (USFWS, IFRO)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
P.O. Box 305 Challis, ID 83226
Phone / email
Manager authorizing this project
Province / Subbasin
Lower Snake / Salmon
Restore river corridor to a healthy condition by reestablishing riparian vegatation and allowing the floodplain to become functional. Social and political factors are being addressed through a county-based watershed group.
This is a reasonable proposal to restore twelve miles of the Salmon River. The work is biologically justified, but there is little description of methods; in particular, are natural features to be restored? Geomorphological expertise should be included. The monitoring section lists who will do the monitoring but does not describe the monitoring adequately. The budget is efficiently allocated to restoration activities with low administrative costs.