"Highly modified by human influence." That's the U.S. Forest Service's brief description of the condition of the Upper Briggs Creek watershed west of Grants Pass.
So it's time for a bit of restoration work, that will, it is hoped, enhance the forest while still allowing for many human activities as well as comforts for non-human creatures.
A comment period on the project closes later this week (May 31).
Matt Paciorek of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest staff visits with an outline.