Elk Creek Cooperative Salmon Habitat Recovery Project Phase 2

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination Salmonid Habitat Assessment / Inventory
Project IDElk Creek Phase 2
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date07/01/2011
End Date12/31/2015
Last Edited05/08/2024
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Project Objectives:
Actual outcomes:
-Acquired LIDAR along 9.1 miles of Elk Creek for hydraulic modeling, and 39.2 miles of the Elk creek watershed including tributary streams
-Total acreage of LIDAR collected was 1,852 acres
-Acquired a stream survey of 6 miles of mainstem Elk Creek to identify restoration opportunities
-Surveys for bridge-reconstruction project including mapping and stream surveys
- Project manager tavel to Elk Creek from Roseburg, and travel to National American Fisheries Society Meeting for project manager
- Funded University of Oregon RARE Intern to participate in beaver habitat surveys and plan State of the Beaver Conference in 2013
-Explanation of change in project scope: Initial estimates of LIDAR miles were for the mainstem of Elk Creek only. When the LIDAR was flown it included tributary streams as well, hence the increase in miles. Instead of designing two miles of instream work, a survey of 6 miles of Elk Creek was performed to identify potential restoration opportunities. We added site survey and base mapping for bridge removal and replacement for a side channel habitat restoration project. The bridge/side channel project will also be funded with PCSRF funds from 2012, 2013 and 2014. The University of Oregon RARE intern time was paid for work related to beaver habitat mapping and restoration in Elk Creek. RARE intern time was also spent planning the state of the beaver conference which brings beaver restoration practitioners together to discuss how to use beavers as a restoration tool for coho salmon recovery.

Project Benefit    

LIDAR and stream surveys will serve as a baseline and strategic planning tool for future restoration projects in Elk Creek.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$100,000

Project Map


Elk Creek    

  • Worksite Identifier: Elk Creek
  • Start Date: 09/01/2011
  • End Date: 12/31/2015
Area Description
Elk Creek Watershed

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal (171003)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.864631070554616
  • Longitude: -122.91206359863027


  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 100,000.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 1,852.0
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected 39.20
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 73,126.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          Status Review for Oregon Coast Coho Salmon, Stout et al. 2012 NOAA. Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan 2007 ODFW
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          Through our work, we are addressing the limiting factors to Oregon Coastal coho recovery identified in the above mentioned plans. With PCSRF funding for this year, we are hiring an engineering firm to design and map instream restoration projects.
      •      . . B.2 Salmonid Habitat Assessment / InventoryY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . B.2.a Habitat Assessment Funding 26,874.00
        •      . . . . B.2.d Habitat surveysY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . B.2.d.1 Type of habitat survey/assessment (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . B.2.d.2 Amount of habitat assessed 1,852.0
          •      . . . . . . B.2.d.3 Amount of habitat assessed that needed restoration 364.0