Riverkeepers: Mason-Griffith TU Adopts the Williams Tract
When TU Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter president Karen Harrison says 'That section above town needs some Tender Loving Care,' she's talking about the little-known Williams Tract just outside of Grayling.
In this video she explains the local TU chapter's motivation in improving the silty and sandy reaches of the AuSable near its headwaters northwest of Grayling.
Then Steve Sendek, of Northpoint Fisheries Management, takes us for a walk down the stream as he explains what the TU-sponsored work crews under his direction have done the past two summers to bring trout back to what had become a biological desert upstream from Pollack Bridge.
A longer video at nearly 12 minutes, you'll hear — and see — Sendek discuss reconstruction techniques which are bringing back adult and juvenile trout cover, spawning gravel, sand abatement and improved water velocity. And if you want more, listen to the complete interviews with Harrison and Sendek in our latest installment of Trout Radio on the home page.
The Riverkeepers series on AuSableTrout.com explores the work of organizations and volunteers who do good work for Michigan's northern rivers. We hope you'll consider contacting one of these organizations to join or volunteer. And if you have a good 'Riverkeeper' idea, please let us know at info@AuSableTrout.com.