Skagway River Metal Debris Removal

In November of 2010, TIWC coordinated the implementation of a long-awaited project to remove metal debris from the Skagway River Floodplain.  Working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, local construction company Hunz and Hunz, and TIWC volunteers, an estimated 17 tons of debris was removed from the project site, enough to fill the 15 cubic yard dump truck 8 times. Debris removed from the river included cars, various car parts, steel cables, wire, rebar, pipes and scrap metal, as well as treated wood, railroad ties and tires.  This project improved approximately 114 acres of fish habitat for coho, pink, and chum salmon, and Dolly Varden char.


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