Elk Creek Phase V

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project IDElk Creek Phase V
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date11/01/2014
End Date08/19/2019
Last Edited01/25/2024
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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 Elk Creek project is designed to improve OC coho salmon production, improve OC coho salmon critical habitat and secure this geographical disparate population within the larger OC coho ESU by addressing limiting factors through specific project activities which address short-term improvements and long-term process restoration.


Metric Completed Originally
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .00 .02

Funding Details

Report Total:$1,030

Project Map


Drew Creek    

  • Worksite Identifier: Drew Creek
  • Start Date: 07/01/2014
  • End Date: 12/31/2019
Area Description
Confluence of Drew Creek and Elk Creek

Location Information

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


  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 1,030.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      The Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, The Status and Trend of Physical Habitat and Rearing Potential in Coho Bearing Streams in the Oregon Coastal Coho Evolutionarily Significant Unit, report number OPSW-ODFW-2009-5 July, 2009, and Scientific Conclusions of the Status Review for Oregon Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) (Stout et al. May 16, 2011).
    •      . . 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 1,030.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .00
      •      . . . . 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 .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 0