In early May, CTWS Fish Habitat Program staff worked with the Warm Springs ROOTS Program in an effort to revegetate the Mill Creek at Potters Pond Restoration Project (Mill Creek Project Link). Students assisted staff by helping plant cottonwood poles around newly constructed channels and side channels. If successful, these cottonwood poles will mature and provided shade for the stream, stream bank stabilization, habitat for aquatic insects, birds and other wildlife. The Roots Program is a credit recovery/career pathways program for high school students on the reservation. It also provides on-site elective/career exploration classes in the areas of natural resources and agriculture, but are taught using tribal history, culture, goals, and priorities.
For more information see: https://warmsprings-nsn.gov/program/roots-credit-recoverycareer-pathways/