FY14 Continued Dungeness (and ESU) Salmon Recovery Planning and Coordination

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination Salmonid Habitat Assessment / Inventory
Project ID2014-JSKT-01
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date01/01/2016
End Date06/30/2017
Year2014
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


This ongoing project supported staff in the following areas:

(a) Design & planning of riparian habitat restoration & protection projects for streams & tributaries in the Dungeness & Sequim Bay watersheds. Tribal staff collaborated with partners on, as well as performed project management on its own, riparian habitat protection and restoration projects. This included providing technical support to partners on the Dungeness Levee Setback Project, which continued in its design phase. It also supported Tribal staff in conducting project management at a floodplain restoration and protection site in a mid-river reach of the Dungeness, as well as participation in planning, design and coordination of riparian project that resulted (with non-project funding) in installation of 11 logjams in the upper Dungeness watershed. Additionally, the Tribe was able to update its Recommended Land Protection Strategies for the Dungeness Riparian Area, a planning document for the Tribe and others for ongoing protection and restoration of riparian areas along the Dungeness River.

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

In June, the Tribe obtained annual aerial photos for use in riparian planning efforts (e.g. tracking shoreline development or areas in need of protection, tracking shoreline erosion, etc.).

[Worktype: Habitat survey using remote sensing].

(b) Technical assistance by Tribal staff to restoration partners within various ESA-listed salmon recovery and watershed planning forums. The Tribe continued leading the monthly Dungeness River Management Team, which heard updates and discussed many salmon recovery, habitat restoration, and water supply topics relevant to the Dungeness watershed, including many projects led and presented by the Tribe. Tribal staff also participated in North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity, which reviews potential restoration and protection projects, and Hood Canal Coordinating Council meetings, and planning and technical review meetings related to Dungeness Levee Setback Design.

[Worktypes: Coordination of implementation of a recovery plan; Evaluation of restoration plans/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 with this PCSRF allocation mainly included participation in the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, participating in the Citizens Advisory Group for the Lead Entity process, and in meetings of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, as well as the Treaty Rights at Risk initiative. Work tasks included evaluation applications for proposed habitat restoration and protection projects, project site visits, providing testimony at HCCB meetings, and scoring and ranking projects. Point-No-Point staff also attended Strait Ecosystem Recovery Network meetings, in which participants worked to submit documents (related to the Action Agenda) to the Puget Sound Partnership.

[Worktypes: Coordination of implementation of a recovery plan; evaluation/analysis of restoration plans and projects].

Project Benefit    


a) Design and planning of riparian habitat restoration and protection projects for streams and tributaries in the Dungeness and Sequim Bay watersheds. This planning work 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.

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.
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. Instream flow improvement is one of the 10 strategic elements for recovery listed in the Dungeness Chapter of the PS Salmon Recovery Plan, so participation in related forums is essential.

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$136,572
Report Total:$136,572


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Worksites

JSKT TRS: T29N R03W S12    


  • Worksite Identifier: JSKT TRS: T29N R03W S12
  • Start Date: 01/01/2016
  • End Date: 12/31/2016
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
  • Olympic Peninsula Steelhead DPS
  • Un-Named ESU Bull Trout
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 136,572.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 173,589.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 126,597.00
      •      . . . . 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 (still under development).
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.1.b
          Description and Scope of the Recovery Plan
          Project provided tribal staff support to provide document input for the Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Plan 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 to engage with outside entities to have dialogue about the most effective restoration practices within and beyond our home watershed, the Dungeness. Dungeness 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
          2016. North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity Group. North Olympic Peninsula 2016 Work Plan. Port Angeles, WA.
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          Plan Description: This plan is a roadmap which guides the salmon recovery and ecosystem restoration efforts across the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. This plan is a way of managing the implementation of both capital and non-capital projects, activities and programs needed to implement the restoration of ecosystems and recovery of both listed and non-listed salmon species in our numerous watersheds from Blyn on Clallam County’s east side, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Cape Flattery, our consortium’s most northwest boundary in Neah Bay. This plan is updated annually with new projects which are ranked and scored, along with updates when needed to existing projects. However, the plan anticipates projects that, with landowner approval, funding and a sponsor, might be advanced within a four year period. How project supports plan: Participation in NOPLE meetings and related field trips, project prioritizations, presentations, etc., and technical support provided to various sponsors of projects within the plan, and planning for Tribal-sponsored projects within the Plan, all directly support implementing this on-going plan.
      •      . . B.2 Salmonid Habitat Assessment / InventoryY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . B.2.a Habitat Assessment Funding 9,975.00
        •      . . . . 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