Mill-Shackleford Bridge Fish Passage Restoration

Mill-Shackleford Bridge Fish Passage Restoration

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Project Goal:

In order to reconnect vital habitat, CalTrout and its partners are doubling down on efforts to restore hundreds of miles of tributary streams and critical salmon habitat in the mid­and upper-Klamath basins. Dam removal, water quality improvements, and disease reduction in the mainstem Klamath River all represent opportunities for potential fisheries recovery, but the primary population driver is providing access to historical spawning and rearing habitat in key tributaries such as the Shasta and Scott Rivers in Siskiyou County.

1.5 miles of rearing habitat opened and 0.3 acres of riparian area restored

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Project Stages

100% Planning, Design, and Permitting



Estimated Completion Date:

Project Funders

CDFW Prop 1

Watershed Restoration Grant Program

US Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program

Fish Affected:


Project Description

In December of 2018, CalTrout partnered with Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM)-a forward looking B-Corporation timber investment company-to restore fish passage to critical spawning habitat in the Scott River watershed by installing a 60-foot prefabricated steel bridge. The bridge allows timber trucks to avoid driving through the stream, which had previously caused significant damage to aquatic habitat. This work demonstrates CalTrout's capacity as a highly efficient, agile, and streamlined organization, able to carry out complete construction projects on-the-ground through innovative public-private partnerships.

Project Partners:

Cascade Stream Solutions, LLC
Siskiyou Resource Conservation District
Alpineworks Consulting, Inc.
Mason, Bruce and Girard, Inc.
Waterways Consulting, Inc
UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Bradly Scott Streeter
CGI Technical Services Inc.

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