In 2014, TSF made a grant to Au Sable River Property Owners Association to support their long term effort, through Cedars for the Au Sable, to plant northern white-cedars along the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers in Michigan. This volunteer-driven project has planted nearly 20,000 native northern-white cedars on private and public land over the last 18 years.
The northern white-cedars provide shade to maintain the cold water fishery, protection for fish, increased amounts of large woody debris in the water, and soil stabilization at the river bank.
There’s a really well done video available at AuSable Trout that describes the planting program.
About Trout and Salmon Foundation
Trout and Salmon Foundation has donated more than $1.0 million to protect wild salmon and trout in North America. TSF seeks partnerships with local watershed organizations like Au Sable River Property Owners Association that are directly engaged with habitat improvement and restoration in order to fund projects that improve and expand trout and salmon habitat. Applying for grants from Trout and Salmon Foundation is easy. Check out our grant criteria.
Trout and Salmon Foundation is a self-funding non-profit and 100% of all donations to TSF are used to fund habitat and restoration projects in trout and salmon waters across North America. TSF has funded more than 250 projects in more than 25 states. All donations to TSF are fully tax deductible. Donate here.