Elk Creek Cooperative Salmon Habitat Project Phase III-Planning

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project IDElk Creek Phase III - Planning
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date08/01/2012
End Date12/31/2016
Last Edited05/08/2024
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On 8/10/15, a request was made to NOAA to revise this project from its original scope. The original scope was to implement instream restoration in two miles of Elk Creek. The scope of the project was revised due to the increased cost of a bridge removal and replacement project on Elk Creek. The decision was made to prioritize the bridge project and therefore re-allocate funds. The revised scope of the Elk Creek Cooperative Salmon Habitat Project Phase III-Planning was implemented as outlined in the proposed description and consisted of engineering and design work to replace a bridge to reconnect floodplain processes. Project work included producing a bridge design and engineering plan to 60% completion as well as continued project management and oversight by the Elk Creek Project Coordinator and Tribal Fish biologist. This project ties in with Elk Creek Phase IV and V projects as well.

Project Benefit    

The Elk Creek Cooperative Project addresses the need for habitat complexity fro recovery of Oregon Coastal Coho in the short-term though the replacement of a bridge to reconnect floodplain processes.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$131,248

Project Map


Elk Creek    

  • Worksite Identifier: Elk Creek
  • Start Date: 07/01/2012
  • End Date: 12/31/2016
Area Description
Confluence of Drew and Elk Creeks

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal (171003)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.8906548919
  • Longitude: -122.92259931563818


  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 131,248.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed .2
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 131,248.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          Stout, H. A., et al. Scientific conclusions of the status review for Oregon Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Draft revised report of the Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Biological Review Team. NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC, Seattle, WA. 2011.
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          The Stout et al. document notes that habitat complexity, including side channel and over-wintering habitat is lacking for coho salmon. This project addressed both of those issues through design work for side channel connection and overwintering habitat.