Finn Rock Reach restoration earns national award
September 1, 2022 | View PDF
McKenzie River Trust's Restoration Projects Manager, Christer LaBrecque, has received the Riparian Challenge Award on behalf of the Finn Rock Reach restoration projects team. The Riparian Challenge Award, from the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, encourages the conservation and sound management of riparian habitats in the western United States. Each year, the WDAFS recognizes outstanding achievements in riparian management by bestowing "Excellence in Riparian Management" awards. This award showcases the incredible leadership of regional restoration practitioners working on the middle McKenzie River. The first phase of the project was completed in 2021. Project leadership includes the US Forest Service, McKenzie River Trust, and the McKenzie Watershed Council.