Elk Creek Phase IV

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project IDElk Creek Phase IV
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date08/01/2013
End Date08/19/2019
Last Edited05/08/2024
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Funds awarded for the Elk Creek Cooperative Salmon Habitat Recovery Project were intended to go towards the design and replacement a bridge spanning Elk Creek near Tiller, OR (PCSRF 2013, 2014, and 2017). Once the designs were complete they were sent out to contractors to bid on the project. We received no bids during the open competition period, but did have interest from one firm. That firm did submit a bid for consideration after the open competition period and it came in at roughly $1 million over budget. We had discussions with the contractor that bid on the project and we were able to cut some expenses with the help of the land owners but the proposal was still $500,000 over budget. After exploring other funding options and finding none, we determined that this project cannot move forward at this time with the funding we have.

Project Benefit    

The overall approach of the project in addressing the OC coho salmon limiting factors is to combine short-term treatments such as instream structure placement and large wood placement, with the restoration of watershed processes such as disturbance by beavers and floodplain connectivity to comprehensively restore OC coho salmon critical habitat and secure viability of this population within the large ESU.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$109,260

Project Map


Drew Creek    

  • Worksite Identifier: Drew Creek
  • Start Date: 07/01/2013
  • End Date: 12/31/2017
Area Description
Confluence of Drew Creek and Elk Creek, where bridge replacement will take place

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal (171003)
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.890654892
  • Longitude: -122.922599316


  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 109,260.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed .2
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 109,260.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented