Many, many years back a true story, but it makes the point. Think "Mill Creek."
A Japanese group wanted to develop a huge subdivision (golf course included) north of Seattle (Mill Creek to put a name to it). Working a 'deal' (straight forward from day one) with Rainier Bank. Doing what I did in at the time it was my job to go over the whole project, viable? Changes? Etc.
Candidly, the whole layout was an eye opener. From the first pen stroke to the end these folks were dead on. At that time, this was a major big bucks deal; like serious, serious money going on the line.
The 'Deal Clincher?'
One of the (younger Japanese) fellows asked me: 'Do you have fish here?'
Question took me right out of the blue. Answer was yes, and here's (thumbnail) of what we have in the way of Adrodomdus, (never could remember how to spell that fricking word
'May we go look?'
Drove up with rolls of plans on the back seat of my car and walked the ground. Comment about this, a change to think about there, etc. Towards the end we got to what would be the entrance area of this (HUGE) development and I just did an "Dear God!"
Total Dead End. Nothing could get by that short of having wings.
'How we fix?'
My first thought was 'He's kidding?'
Did a 'Well, this and that, because that will do that, etc.
Pulls out his camera and shoots a roll of film. Next day we're looking at 8x10 'clossies' and going over them with felt marker pens. Two days later we have the 'head guy,' or one of them from the Washington State Game Dept (and there was a County Guy of some sort) sitting around a coffee table.
State/County Guys go over all the permits, yada-yada (HUMUGUS!!) that you need to go through to ... bla-bla.
'If you do the work do you need all these permits?'
Eye-balls left and right ... and a 'soft no.'
'I don't care about cost; Start work in less than 60 days and Mr. Evans will reimburse you for your efforts.' He looks at me, I look at him and a nod.
Huge back hoe's ripping the **** out this blockage in about 45 days; job with rip-rap, et. al. was done in about 120. Mill creek has tonnes of spawning bed gravel poured into same, etc., and etc.
Got a call about 3 months later asking 'Where's our payment!!!!!:
Lost my temper: "You fuxking Idiot's haven't sent me the FUXKING BILLl!!!
Cheque book is on my desk."
Whole thing cost close to a million dollars when a 'Million was real money.
They did and a Cashier's Check was cut the same day.
But back to today; Salmon and Steelhead spawned in the middle of the Golf Course. I hope all that is properly maintained; no idea.
End game of all the above? You pull out what you must and leave the rest. All that 'stuff' is the fry nursery.