Length of stream habitat with restored large woody debris loads

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Large woody debris is a key habitat element in watershed streams, creating habitat complexity by altering flow and channel hydraulics. It influences frequency and characteristics of pools, creation and maintenance of off-channel habitat, and sediment storage and transport. In addition, it provides overhead cover for aquatic animals. All of these features contribute to improved habitat for salmon and trout, as well as many amphibian species.

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