John McCullah is the sworn enemy of riprap, and for that matter anything that keeps streams from flowing freely in their natural state, anything that keeps wild salmon from navigating their native streams.
McCullah can tell you horror stories about salmon returning to streambeds littered with the debris from mining and gravel operations, of fingerlings trapped in those gravel-choked streams, dying by the thousands.
That’s why, with the help of Shasta College students, he’s spent the past 12 years restoring Sulphur Creek to its original configuration, and cleaning debris from its streambed....
You can read the rest on the Redding Record Searchlight Site. Big thanks to Tim Holt for the writeup.