FY 2013 Continued Dungeness (and ESU) Salmon Recovery Planning and Coordination

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination Salmonid Habitat Assessment / Inventory
Project ID2013-JSKT-01
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date04/01/2015
End Date06/30/2016
Year2013
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


[REVISED 3-21-17, PER NOAA COMMENTS/GUIDANCE]

This ongoing project provided salmonid recovery staff support in 3 areas:

(a) Design and planning of riparian habitat restoration and protection projects for streams and tributaries in the Dungeness and Sequim Bay watersheds (WRIAs 17 and 18). This included essential staff support for collaborating with partners on key habitat protection and restoration projects. Our focus continued to be the following: Dungeness Floodplain restoration, including dike setbacks (ongoing); tracking land use activities and reviewing permits that may impact freshwater and marine riparian areas (ongoing); planning for the acquisition of key riparian properties for the protection of ESA-listed salmon; drift cell conservation planning for the Dungeness, Sequim Bay and Washington Harbor drift cells; and, large woody debris installation in Dungeness watershed streams (ongoing).

[Worktype: Coordination of implementation of a recovery plan.]

The Tribe also obtained annual aerial photo images for use in riparian planning (e.g. tracking shoreline development or areas in need of protection, tracking shoreline erosion, etc.). For example, the Tribe began to use the digital imagery to assist in planning of a large woody debris placement in upper Dungeness, which will be constructed in the near future using non-project funds.

[Worktype: Habitat survey to assess habitat condition via remote sensing].

(b) Technical assistance by Tribal staff to restoration partners within various ESA-listed salmon recovery and watershed planning forums. Forums included: the East WRIA 18 Planning Unit (Dungeness River Management Team) and other groups; the North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity Group, which coordinates salmon recovery efforts and prioritizes habitat restoration and protection projects for the North Olympic region; the River Restoration Work Group, focusing on Dungeness Watershed restoration; Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), the implementing entity for the Hood Canal/Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Summer Chum Recovery Plan (which includes Jimmycomelately Creek and Dungeness River); the Jefferson County Chumsortium, a local technical assistance group that assists HCCC in implementing the habitat portion of the Summer Chum Recovery Plan; Puget Sound Partnership (and the Strait Ecosystem Recovery Network), and the County’s Shoreline Management Planning committee. Technical assistance was also provided to partners on specific projects such as dike setback and lower river/estuary restoration.

[Worktypes: Coordination of implementation of a recovery plan; Evaluation of restoration projects.]

(c) Continued coordination of tribal activities related to ESA-listed salmonid recovery, and directed work by the Point-No-Point Treaty Council (Treaty Council). Treaty Council activities supported by FY2013 PCSRF included many ongoing tasks:
(i). assistance with salmonid habitat protection and restoration planning (e.g., participating as a member of the Hood Canal Coordinating Council Lead Entity Technical Advisory Group to review/rank proposed salmon recovery projects submitted for funding);
(ii). efforts (such as participating meetings and tracking progress) related to developing a recovery plan for ESA-listed Puget Sound Steelhead;
(iii). participation in the development of studies and projects that address factors limiting the productivity of ESA-listed Pacific anadromous salmonids;
(iv). participation in the Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative (including meeting participation) to address habitat protection and habitat restoration efforts needed to address loss of salmon habitat and the consequent loss of treaty-reserved resources;
(v). participation in the implementation of the Puget Sound Partnership’s 2012 Action Agenda via the Lead Integrating Organizations for the Strait of Juan de Fuca (Strait ERN) and Hood Canal (HCCC) regions.

Project Benefit    


a) Design and planning of riparian habitat restoration and protection projects for streams and tributaries in the Dungeness and Sequim Bay watersheds (WRIAs 17 and 18). This planning targets critical habitat parcels and stream reaches in efforts to halt or reverse the decline of healthy riparian corridor habitat. Benefits include:
• Eventual riparian and habitat improvements in lower Dungeness River.
• Spawning, rearing and refugia habitat improvements in the lower river diked reach.
• A better understanding of riparian planning needs and habitat changes by comparing aerial photos over time.
• The habitat, harvest and hatchery management planning and implementation activities help protect tribal fishing opportunities, which directly address tribal treaty fishing rights.

Dungeness riparian corridor restoration (including land protection strategies for specific riparian parcels), Dungeness floodplain restoration (including dike setbacks), lower Dungeness River restoration and large woody debris installation are all among the 10 strategic elements for recovery listed in the Dungeness Chapter of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan. Aerial photography is included in the “summary of Dungeness monitoring program” within the Dungeness Chapter of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan. As noted in APPENDIX A of the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan, funding for staff capacity is an ongoing need to work on the numerous policies, programs and additional planning and coordination needed to move the entire Recovery Plan forward, especially with regard to enhancing habitat regulatory protections and incentive programs.

b) Technical assistance by Tribal staff to restoration partners within various ESA-listed salmon recovery and watershed planning forums. These forums are linked to salmon recovery priorities, as described below:
The Tribe’s involvement in coordinating recovery projects with the community and local and federal agencies helps sustain partnerships and provide for efficiencies in accomplishing salmon recovery goals. Recommendations in the local watershed plan and the Recovery Plan are intended to improve water quality, in-stream habitat, in-stream flows, and aid in salmon recovery. On a regional scale, our continued participation in activities related to the Puget Sound Partnership, and the many other ongoing planning and salmon management forums, keeps us informed about and gives the Tribe a stronger voice in decision-making related to regional salmon recovery.
c) Continued coordination of tribal activities related to ESA-listed salmonid restoration, and directed work by the Point-No-Point Treaty Council (Treaty Council).
The planning/coordination activities conducted by Point-No-Point help protect natural resources and therefore tribal fishing opportunities, which directly address tribal treaty fishing rights.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$133,378
Report Total:$133,378


Project Map



Worksites

TRS of Jamestown SKlallam Tribal Center: T29N R03W S12    


  • Worksite Identifier: TRS of Jamestown SKlallam Tribal Center: T29N R03W S12
  • Start Date: 01/01/2015
  • End Date: 12/31/2015
Area Description
Dungeness watershed and subbasins and Tribe's ESU.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.025441
  • Longitude: -122.996419

ESU

  • Hood Canal Summer-run Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 133,378.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 173,589.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 125,878.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.1 Development of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.1.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan
          Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Plan (not yet developed).
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.1.b
          Description and Scope of the Recovery Plan
          Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Plan will include measurable criteria and site-specific actions that will lead to the species' recovery. Plan is still under development.
      •      . . . . B.1.b.2 Coordination on implementation of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan Implemented
          Shared Strategy Development Committee and National Marine Fisheries Service. 2007. Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan for the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Comprised of two documents: 1) Shared Strategy Development Committee, 2005, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan, Volumes I and II, adopted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on January 19, 2007; and 2) NMFS, 2006, Final Supplement to the Shared Strategy's Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan.
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.b
          Description and scope of the Recovery Plan implemented
          How project supports plan implementation: This ongoing project supports plan implementation by providing staff salary support (and financial support to Point No Point Treaty Council) to engage with outside entities in dialogue about the most effective restoration practices within and beyond our home watershed, the Dungeness. Dunge- ness riparian corridor restoration planning has included planning for: land protection strategies of specific riparian and drift cell parcels, Dungeness floodplain restoration (e.g., dike setbacks), lower Dungeness River restoration and large woody debris installation. All of these efforts are among the 10 strategic elements for recovery listed in the Dungeness Chapter of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan. Also, aerial photography is included in the “summary of Dungeness monitoring program” within the Dungeness Chapter of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan. Plan Description: See http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/salmon_steelhead/recovery_planning_and_implementation/puget_sound/puget_sound_chinook_recovery_plan.html
      •      . . . . B.1.b.9 Evaluation/analysis of restoration plans and projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.a
          Name of plan implemented
          Shared Strategy Development Committee and National Marine Fisheries Service. 2007. Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan for the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Comprised of two documents: 1) Shared Strategy Development Committee, 2005, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan, Volumes I and II, adopted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on January 19, 2007; and 2) NMFS, 2006, Final Supplement to the Shared Strategy's Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan.
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          How project supports this Plan: The plan lists potential restoration projects recommended to be implemented within the North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity area, within the next three years. PCSR funding allows Tribe to participate in NOPLE and or DRMT meetings (to review projects and processes) and NOPLE technical group meetings (to provide recommendations on projects, and to help rank projects).
      •      . . B.2 Salmonid Habitat Assessment / InventoryY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . B.2.a Habitat Assessment Funding 7,500.00
        •      . . . . 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 9,483.0
          •      . . . . . . B.2.d.3 Amount of habitat assessed that needed restoration 4,030.0