Johnson Creek habitat at the Tacoma MAX Station

Johnson Creek Habitat work
A habitat log is installed in Johnson Creek at the future Tacoma Street MAX station. Photo courtesy of ESA Vigil-Agrimis

In July and August 2013, logs and boulders were installed in a reach of Johnson Creek just north of the future Tacoma Street / Johnson Creek MAX station, which is opening in 2015.

Click here to see pictures of the habitat construction.  Photos courtesy of ESA Vigil-Agrimis.

These logs and boulders will provide important habitat for threatened native coho and Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in Johnson Creek.   Additionally, side channel habitat has been excavated in the south bank of Johnson Creek where it will accessed by fish during Johnson Creek’s high winter flows.

This project is a partnership between Johnson Creek Watershed Council and TriMet.   Funders include: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Oregon Wildlife, PGE Habitat Fund, and Soil Solutions.

Phase two of the project, scheduled for construction in the summer of 2014, is an interpretive boardwalk that will feature information about Johnson Creek ecology and history.    Click here to see the design of the boardwalk’s interpretive panels.



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