The Jefferson County Department of Public Works used a grant to remove a fish passage barrier in Salmon Creek. The department removed a large steel pipe that carries the creek under West Uncas Road and built an 80-foot-long bridge over the creek instead. The pipe and rip rap prevented summer chum salmon from reaching three-quarter mile of prime spawning habitat. Removing the pipe doubled the available spawning habitat for summer chum salmon, which are a species listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act. Jefferson County contributed $164,872 in cash and a federal grant and $788,800 in a previously awarded salmon recovery grant.