Recycled fish habitat structures will improve life in Bass Lake

Mason Scharfe, a natural resource specialist at Bonneville Lock and Dam assembles a recycled fish habitat to be placed in Bass Lake. (Photo by Ryan Braaten, Bonneville Lock and Dam)

Mason Scharfe, a natural resource specialist at Bonneville Lock and Dam assembles a recycled fish habitat to be placed in Bass Lake. (Photo by Ryan Braaten, Bonneville Lock and Dam)

 

Mason Scharfe and Ryan Braaten, both natural resource specialists from Bonneville Lock and Dam, recently used kayaks to maneuver and sink two of the recycled fish habitats into Bass Lake — one of the Corps’ wildlife areas located near the dam and home to a variety of birds, mammals and fish.¬† By placing the structures in areas of the lake that lack any substantial structure, they hope the new habitat will provide a place for vegetation to grow¬† and provide a shelter for smaller fish and other aquatic life, as well as enhance the public’s overall enjoyment of the recreation area.