Upper Corral Creek - Construction

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Wetland
Project ID004 13 CW
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date04/14/2014
End Date03/30/2018
Year2013
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


The objectives of this project were to improve steelhead spawning and rearing habitat in Corral Creek by improving riparian, wet meadow, and wetland functions, to increase groundwater storage and quantity/quality of aquatic habitat, extend duration of low flow, reduce erosion, and subsequent sediment delivery to the creek. These objectives were met.

Implementation actions to these objectives included treatment of a total of 0.98 miles of stream through the following: 1) Removed 0.52 miles of abandoned railroad prism to reconnect stream with 4.8 acres of floodplain, 2) returned stream to 0.46 miles of historic channel, 3) installed 6 log jams and 4 faux beaver dams within 0.1 miles of channel, 4) constructed 18 engineered ditch plugs along the existing straightened stream bed to create wetland cells over 0.18 acres, 5) plant the 11.1 acre project site with native plants (sod mats, containerized plants, and seed), 6) relocated cattle trails, constructed 2 water gap developments, and installed 1.24 miles of livestock exclusion fencing.

The riparian vegetation work occurred over the three year project term, including complete seed and mulch coverage over the 11.1 acre site after construction activities in 2015.

Project Benefit    


Benefits to steelhead spawning and rearing habitat will include improved riparian and meadow functions, improved groundwater storage, increased summer flows, and increased instream complexity. Mesic and wet meadow vegetation will be increased in abundance and diversity.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .46 .46
Wetland Habitat
  Acres Created
  Acres Treated .2 .2
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.96 1.96
  Acres Treated 11.1 11.1

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$464,873
Other$302,907
Report Total:$767,780


Project Map



Worksites

Upper Corral Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Upper Corral Creek
  • Start Date: 07/15/2014
  • End Date: 03/30/2018
Area Description
Clearwater subbasin, HUC: Clearwater, #17060306

Location Information

  • Basin: Clearwater
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.8534
  • Longitude: -116.541

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 767,780.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .98
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      NMFS, 2011, Draft Recovery Plan for Idaho Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook and Steelhead Populations in the Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon ESU and Snake River Steelhead DPS. Latah SWCD, 2007, Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan.
    •      . . 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 26,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .46
      •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity .46
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 0
      •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement .02
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 10
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 590,780.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 1.96
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 11.1
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Alnus incana, Amelanchier alnifolia, Carex aquatilis, C. lenticularis, C. vesicaria, C. angustata, Crataegus douglasii, Philadelphus lewisii, Physocarpus capitatus, Pinus contorta, P. ponderosa, Populus trichocarpa, P. tremuloides, Salix drummondia, S. rigida var. mackenziana, Symphoricarpos albus, Agrostis exarata, Bromus marginatus, B. carinatus, Calamagrostis canadensis, Hordeum brachyantherum, Danthonia californica, Deschampsia caespitosa, D. elongata, Pseudoroegneria spicata, Achillea millefolium, Collomia grandiflora, Galium boreale, Lomatium riternatum, Lupinus sericeus, L. polyphyllus, Potentilla gracilis, P. gracilis var. permollis, Sidalcea oregana, Solidago canadensis, S. missouriensis, Symphyotrichum spathulatum, and Thermopsis montana.
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 11.1
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream 1.24
        •      . . . . C.5.f.1 Water gap developmentY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.f.2 Number of water gap installations 2
        •      . . C.8 Wetland ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.8.a Wetland funding 151,000.00
          •      . . . . C.8.b Total acres of wetland area treated .2
          •      . . . . C.8.c.1 Wetland plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.8.c.2
              Species of wetland plants planted
              Alnus incana, Carex aquatilis, C. utriculata, C. nebrasencic, C. lenticularis, C. vesicaria, C. angustata, Crataegus douglasii, Physocarpus capitatus, Populus trichocarpa, Salix drummondia, S. rigida var. mackenziana, Agrostis exarata, Bromus marginatus, B. carinatus, Calamagrostis canadensis, Hordeum brachyantherum, Danthonia californica, Deschampsia caespitosa, D. elongata, Achillea millefolium, Collomia grandiflora, Galium boreale, Lupinus polyphyllus, Potentilla gracilis, Sidalcea oregana, Solidago canadensis, S. missouriensis, Symphyotrichum spathulatum, Thermopsis montana
            •      . . . . . . C.8.c.3 Acres of wetland planted .1
          •      . . . . C.8.e.1 Wetland improvement/restorationY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.8.e.2 Acres of wetland treated .2