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Mar 22, 2012 - 18:00pm
Mar 22, 2012
Entiat Community Meeting a Success!
The Entiat Grange was the scene of a very well attended community meeting on the evening of March 22. Over 50 people turned out to listen to salmon recovery agency representatives respond to residents’ concerns regarding the use of large wood in fish habitat restoration projects.
Cascadia Conservation District employee Susan Dretke provided a recap of concerns heard over the last 8 months which consisted of: 1) what are the requirements for design and construction of large wood projects, 2) who does what and how, 3) what monitoring and maintenance efforts will be required, and 4) what is the potential for property damage and personal safety.
This was followed by presentations from a representative of the Bureau of Reclamation, Steve Kolk, who provided a description of what goes into the design of large wood project. Roy Beaty of the Bonneville Power Administration and Mike Rickel of Cascadia addressed maintenance of the structures and steps that would be taken to address any downstream impact. Mike Kaputa with Chelan County Natural Resources Department spoke to emergency response issues and proposed state legislation which would release landowners who allow habitat projects on their property to be exempt from liability.
Dretke then finished the evening’s presentation with an update on proposed signage. A lively question and answer period ended the meeting. Attendee feedback indicated that on the whole it was a well received and informative evening! More detailed meeting minutes are available here.