Elk Creek Cooperative Salmon Habitat project phase 1

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project IDElk Creek
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date09/01/2010
End Date12/31/2014
Year2010
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


In Elk Creek, a tributary to the South Umpqua River within the Tribes Ancestral Territory, the Tribe partnered with two local watershed action groups The South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership and the Partnership for Umpqua Rivers as well as the Umpqua National Forest Tiller Ranger District, to mount an expansive cooperative fish habitat restoration project. PCSRF funds were used to support project management, beaver reintroduction, and riparian restoration. Specifically, .13 miles of riparian stream bank was restored through invasive species removal and native planting. Four beavers were reintroduced into the watershed to restore .2 miles of instream habitat. In total .33 miles of stream was treated.

Project Benefit    


Increase beaver constructed pools within the watershed from 1 to 4 and maintain at least 4 beavers in the watershed
Decrease the width to depth ratio of the streams on private lands from 23 to 17
Increase residual pool depth on private lands from 2.5 feet to 3.5 feet
Stabilize 800 feet of eroding streambank
Maintain a 5 cubic feet per second increase at the Elk Creek stream gage in August
Reduce noxious weed cover to less than 1 percent of riparian vegetation

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .20 .10
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .13 .10
  Acres Treated 5.9 .1

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$100,000
In-Kind Donated Labor$2,000
Report Total:$102,000


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Worksites

Elk Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Elk Creek
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.86696523228247
  • Longitude: -122.88095444264606

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 102,000.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .33
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Oregon Department of Fish and Game. 2007. Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan for the State of Oregon. USDA Forest Service. 1996. Elk Creek Watershed Analysis. Umpqua National Forest, Tiller Ranger District.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 5,994.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .20
      •      . . . . C.4.h.1 BeaversY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.h.2 Number of beavers introduced 4
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 96,006.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .13
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 5.9
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Calocedrus decurrens, Pinus ponderosa, Thuja plicata, Acer macrophullum, Rhamnus purshiana, Cornus, nutallii, Symphoricarpos albus
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 5.9
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Rubus discolor
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 5.9