A new forest will be the finishing touch on more than a decade of salmon restoration work by the Nisqually Indian Tribe on the Mashel River. The tribe is working with the Nisqually River Education Project and the Nisqually Land Trust to plant more than 5,000 trees and shrubs over 7 acres along the Mashel. The planting will continue through next spring and is adjacent to recent habitat restoration work on the Mashel. Over the past two years, the tribe and the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SPSSEG) built 20 logjams and dug a new side channel on property partially owned by the land trust. Logjams are important for salmon at all life stages because they create good habitat where fish can spawn, feed and rest.