Redhill Creek Large Wood Placement Project


Redhill Creek before project implementation with minimal large wood and habitat structures.

Log placement with a spyder backhoe.

The US Forest Service (USFS) and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation (CTWS) completed the Redhill Creek Large Wood Placement Project in July 2016.  This project was designed to restore spawning and rearing habitat for Chinook, steelhead, and coho in the lower 0.6 miles of Redhill Creek, a tributary to the upper West Fork Hood River.  About 220 logs were placed in 13 channel-spanning log structures and within the floodplain.

Redhill Creek after log placement.

Funding was provided by CTWS, Bonneville Power Administration, and USFS.  The project was completed on Weyerhauser property.

Log In