Mat-Su Salmon Habitat Management

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project IDAK44608 HP&R
Recovery Domains -
Start Date04/01/2011
End Date11/30/2013
Year2010
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


From 2011 through 2013, Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District removed the following invasive species from seven work sites in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, as described below: Phalaris arundinacea, Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis, Linaria vulgaris, Vicia Cracca, Hordeum jubatum, Tripleurospermum inodorum, Crepis Tectorum, Sonchus arvensis, Cirsium arvense. Methods included hand pulling, mowing, and tarping.

At four work sites (Little Susitna River, Kroto Creek,Trapper Creek, and Moose Creek) invasive plant removal focused on the riparian area; at the Matanuska River work site, removal took place in both riparian and instream areas; at the Knik River, removal took place instream and in the riparian area; and at the Matanuska River Park, removal focused on upland areas.

Project Benefit    


This project will identify, control, and prevent the germination and colonization of the highly invasive plant species P. arundinacea, M. alba, L. salicaria, E. nuttallii, and E. canadensis in salmon streams in the Matanuska-Susitna region. These species disturb soil hydrology and the necessary gravel surfaces of streams needed for salmon reproduction; reducing their impact will promote healthy salmon streams and allow damaged streams to recover natural stream flow and generate native vegetation.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .14 .35
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.82 1.47
  Acres Treated 9.3 5.4
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated .5 .5

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$61,935
Other$21,205
Report Total:$83,140


Project Map



Worksites

Knik River     


  • Worksite Identifier: Knik River
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Knik Arm
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.5
  • Longitude: -149.025

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 29,920.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .64
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . 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 4,650.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .04
      •      . . . . C.4.g.1 Plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.g.2
          Species of plants removed/controlled
          Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis
        •      . . . . . . C.4.g.3 Miles of stream treated for plant removal/control .04
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 25,270.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .60
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 4.2
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Phalaris arundinacea, Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis, Linaria vulgaris, Vicia Cracca, Hordeum jubatum, Tripleurospermum inodorum
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 4.2
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .60

Moose Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Moose Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 62.222
  • Longitude: -150.4393

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

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Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 3,010.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .03
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 3,010.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .03
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .2
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Melilotus alba
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .2
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .03

Kroto Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Kroto Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 62.013
  • Longitude: -150.438

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 3,085.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .40
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 3,085.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .40
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .1
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Melilotus alba
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .1

Trapper Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Trapper Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 62.303
  • Longitude: -150.195

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 2,485.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .90
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 2,485.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .09
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .2
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Phalaris arundinacea
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .2
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .09

Matanuska River Park    


  • Worksite Identifier: Matanuska River Park
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Knik Arm
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.606
  • Longitude: -149.089

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 10,725.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 10,725.00
      •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated .5
      •      . . . . C.6.h.1 Upland vegetation managementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.6.h.2
          Species of plants in upland vegetation management
          Phalaris arundinacea
        •      . . . . . . C.6.h.3 Acres treated for upland vegetation management .5

Little Susitna River    


  • Worksite Identifier: Little Susitna River
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.742
  • Longitude: -149.23

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 3,305.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .25
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 3,305.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .25
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 1.0
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Leucanthemum vulgare, Phalarus arundinacea
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 1.0
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .25

Matanuska River    


  • Worksite Identifier: Matanuska River
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Knik Arm
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.601
  • Longitude: -149.067

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 30,610.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .55
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      none
    •      . . 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 8,950.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .10
      •      . . . . C.4.g.1 Plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.g.2
          Species of plants removed/controlled
          Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis
        •      . . . . . . C.4.g.3 Miles of stream treated for plant removal/control .10
        •      . . . . . . C.4.g.4 Acres of streambed treated for plant removal/control 2.0
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 21,660.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .45
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 3.6
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Phalaris arundinacea, Melilotus alba, Melilotus officinalis, Linaria vulgaris, Vicia Cracca, Hordeum jubatum, Tripleurospermum inodorum, Crepis Tectorum, Sonchus arvensis, Cirsium arvense
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 3.6
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .45