Off-road enthusiasts and salmon alike will benefit from new Oregon Department of Forestry bridges in the Tillamook State Forest, thanks to a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Grant. ODF recently completed construction of two new off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail bridges on Julies Trail. The project was initiated to replace failing bridges and enhance stream habitat through trail and bridge relocation. Both bridges cross Deyoe Creek, a tributary to the Devil’s Lake Fork of the Wilson River, which is an important salmon stream in the mountains of Oregon’s northern Coast Range.The new 35-foot-long bridges replace two aging bridges that were failing and did not meet current bridge design specifications. As part of the project, trail- and bridge-crossing locations were also adjusted – specific additional actions focused on improving stream habitat.The project was funded by a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails). The GRANT was awarded as part of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas.
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