A recently completed project by the Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force provides fish access up a 2.5 mile long tributary to Porter Creek. Now that the project is complete, the tributary will support coho, Chinook, steelhead, chum and cutthroat trout. The tributary is expected to provide spawning grounds for coho and cutthroat. The other species will likely use the stream as off-channel rearing and as refuge during high flows. The large size of the new culvert reflects the volume of water expected to flow at this creek’s mouth during those high flows and will allow for the natural movement of water, sediment and aquatic life that support healthy salmon runs.