Dan Johnson

  • Restoration

    Improving Habitat in a Great Basin Oasis

    Fed from the jagged peaks of the Sierras on the eastern border of Yosemite, the East Walker River flows through two states and numerous different ecosystems before meeting its terminus in Walker Lake. Within the newly established Walker River State Recreation Area (WRSRA) in Nevada, it provides an oasis in the harsh high desert for…

  • Restoration

    Moving fish before the machinery arrives

    Stream restoration projects require a variety of tools and tactics. Sometimes you use a trowel, and sometimes a bulldozer.  In trout and salmon streams where water quality or habitat are highly degraded, you are more likely to need the latter. But when you bring in the heavy machinery, what happens to the fish living in…