In 2012, DNR removed 134 fish barriers from forest streams on state trust lands, opening an estimated 67 miles of stream to salmon and other fish. About 276 fish barrier culverts under forest roads remain for DNR to remove by October 31, 2016, when the state’s Forest and Fish Law requires forest landowners to complete the forest road stream-crossing improvements. Since
2009 2002, DNR has removed 1,184 fish barrier culverts from state trust lands, which has opened nearly 600 miles of stream for fish habitat.
Size and installation requirements for culverts on fish-bearing streams are summarized in DNR’s Forest Practices Illustrated.
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