South Fork Salmon Stairs Project

The US Forest Service and Nez Perce Tribe in partnership with the Reed Gillespie TU chapter rehabbed several eroding fisherman's access sites on the South Fork Salmon, replacing networks of unstable informal trails with access trails with stone steps  and planting native vegetation to stabilize the streambank.  The response to the project has been overwhelmingly positive!

The Idaho Fish and Game volunteer crew and a few TU volunteers cleaned up these access areas and watered newly established plants after this summer's salmon fishing season.  We could tell that anglers were staying on the paths and not creating new ones.

An Embrace -A-Stream and  Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant helped fund this project.  The US Forest Service and Nez Perce Tribe also contributed significant funds and labor to this project.