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Lower Ohop Creek Restoration, Phase 1

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID05-1503 R
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date06/01/2006
End Date12/31/2009
Year2005
StatusCompleted
Last Edited08/31/2018
 
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Description    


Ohop Creek is a Nisqually River tributary located in Pierce County Washington, near Eatonville. It supports stocks of Fall Chinook, coho and pink salmon, steelhead, and resident trout species. Evaluation of multi-species salmon habitat needs in the Nisqually watershed have ranked lower Ohop Creek one of the highest priority freshwater habitats for restoration. Funded by a previous SRFB grant, a restoration plan for lower Ohop Creek was developed which summarizes habitat conditions in the project reach and evaluates restoration alternatives. Using that assessment, the most comprehensive restoration alternative has been selected and engineering designs developed. The landowners in the project reach are all supportive of this option.

The project area included lands purchased by the Nisqually Land Trust using SRFB grants from previous rounds to ensure their availability for this proposed project. Phase I of this project re-elevated 4.4 miles of severely channelized creek back into its original floodplain recreating a 5.3 mile long stream with its original meander pattern and restoring its hydrologic connection to the adjacent floodplain and wetland areas. Off-channel habitat was created and the riparian areas were planted with native vegetation. This grant will support implementation of about a mile of reconstructed stream in Phase I. Phase I will be implemented in 2007.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to improve instream morphology and habitat in salmon bearing streams. The objective of the project is to increase instream cover, spawning, and resting areas.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 4.40 1.00
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 4.40
  Acres Treated 12.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$1,025,288
Other$195,264
In-Kind Volunteers$20,000
In-Kind Donated Labor$15,000
In-Kind Other$10,000
Report Total:$1,265,552


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Worksites

1-Lower Ohop Restoration    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Lower Ohop Restoration
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 46.84679239
  • Longitude: -122.36529418

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 1,508,310.20
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 4.40
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Nisqually River LW
    •      . . 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 1,270,145.26
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 4.40
      •      . . . . 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 4.40
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 8.20
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2.0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 5
      •      . . . . 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 4.40
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 5
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 8
      •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized 4.40
      •      . . . . C.4.f.1 Spawning gravel placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.f.2 Miles of stream treated with addition of spawning gravel 2.00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.f.3 Cubic yards of spawning gravel placed35 (Cubic yards)
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 238,164.94
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 4.40
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 12.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Various native plants and shrubs including but not limited to willow, alder, local grasses, and other prairie type plants
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 7.0
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            reed canary grass, scottsbroom
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 7.0