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Off-trail ATV use threatening Starrigavan fish streams

SITKA, ALASKA “Resource damage” isn’t a very pretty term, but that’s what the Forest Service says is happening to fish habitat in the Starrigavan Valley.
Increased all-terrain vehicle traffic in the last couple of years has churned up new – and unauthorized – trails in the valley. And the tributaries and stream bed of Starrigavan creek itself are bearing the brunt of the impact.
The watershed is home year round to juvenile coho salmon and dolly varden trout, and is an important spawing area for pink salmon and steelhead.
KCAWs Robert Woolsey recently took a walk through the valley with Forest Service fisheries biologist Perry Edwards.
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