Tuesday December 16, 2014

The Modesto Bee –

FISHBIO, an Oakdale firm that does fisheries research and conservation projects, has created an 11-minute video detailing recent efforts to help salmon and steelhead trout on the Stanislaus River.

“Replenishing a River: Stanislaus River Honolulu Bar Restoration” documents how biologists, engineers, technicians and volunteers spent about two years creating fish habitat along the river between Oakdale and Knights Ferry.

The Honolulu Bar project focused on a 21/2-acre site that was part of a larger gravel dredge bar in the river near Orange Blossom Road.

Its intent was to restore and create vital habitat for adult fish to spawn and juvenile fish to thrive. Those fish then migrate downstream through the Delta and San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.

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