Longitudinal connection and habitat rehabilitation, Tryon Creek, Portland, Oregon
Faith Fitzpatrick (U.S. Geological Survey), Kristen Acock (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services), Jennifer Devlin (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services), Tim Whitesel (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia River Fisheries Program Office), and Matt Brennan (Herrera Environmental) talk about a new project at the confluence of Tryon Creek with the much larger Willamette River which added habitat for endangered salmon species. The banks of Tryon Creek were laid back to add more floodplain storage and the bed of the channel adjusted to allow fish passage through culverts. The project was successful because of good communication, connections, and monitoring between City of Portland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff.