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Sawmill Creek Fish Passage


Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is proposing to replace two steel culverts with one large concrete box culvert that would create a continuous gravel bottom substrate to Sawmill Creek, a designated trout stream. The new culvert would allow fish species to move upstream in all flow conditions. It will reduce erosion and decrease sediment in the stream that can be detrimental to spawning fish populations. This project will result in improved habitat for aquatic organisms and will improve aquatic passage for brook trout just upstream from the outlet of Sawmill Creek into the Baptism River. The project will include culvert replacement and shoreline stabilization using natural channel design and native vegetation.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/09/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Pete Smerud

Grant Recipient Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $100,000

Expended $100,000

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) Other

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Lake


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 1 Acre

Measurement 1 Acre

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres