West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Restoration Collaborative implementation (Phase I)

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project IDWF Cow Creek Phase I Implementation
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date06/19/2017
End Date09/10/2019
Year2015
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


1. Worksite West Fork Cow Creek, Bear Creek: implement .65miles of instream restoration using log jams and root wads.

2. Worksite West Fork Cow Creek, Gold Mountain Creek; implement .85miles of instream restoration using log jams and root wads.

The invasive species removal and native species planting did not occur for either worksites. After surveying the project areas, invasive plant species were not as prevalent as initially thought. After discussing the survey results with project partners it was decided that these funds would provide more benefit to salmon if they were reallocated to a different project activity.

Project Benefit    


The project proposed in this application will simultaneously improve habitat complexity and water quality and address fish passage, while providing a long-term strategic prioritization plan for future restoration activities. Instream structure (logs and boulders) placement will help to collect gravel suitable for spawning habitat, increase the amount of pool habitat essential to juvenile fish in both the summer and winter, and increase the amount of refuge habitat available during peak winter flows. 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, with the restoration of watershed processes such as floodplain connectivity and fish passage. This approach will be used to comprehensively restore OC coho salmon critical habitat and secure viability of this population within the large ESU.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.50 1.50
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .00 2.14
  Acres Treated .0 5.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$48,124
Other$17,690
Report Total:$65,814


Project Map



Worksites

West Fork Cow Creek Bear Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: West Fork Cow Creek Bear Creek
  • Start Date: 07/01/2015
  • End Date: 12/31/2019
Area Description
West Fork Cow Creek watershed, Bear Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.799484142946895
  • Longitude: -123.63784790038807

ESU

  • Oregon Coast Coho 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 48,124.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .60
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      The West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Analysis (Medford BLM, 2005, West Fork Cow Creek Water Quality Restoration Plan (2004, West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Assessment and Action Plan (UBWC, 2003) and the Oregon Coastal Coho Assessment (ODFW, 2005; available at ODFW)
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Staff from the Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians were onsite directing log placement for the helicopter crew. Personnel remained on site after the log placement was complete, for a short period of time, to monitor for any sediment plumes coming downstream of the new structures. No changes in water quality were visibly observed.
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 48,124.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .65
      •      . . . . 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 .65
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 7
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 12
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding .00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            N/A
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .0
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            N/A
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .0
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control

West Fork Cow Creek Gold Mountain Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: West Fork Cow Creek Gold Mountain Creek
  • Start Date: 07/01/2015
  • End Date: 12/31/2019
Area Description
West fork Cow Creek Watershed, Gold Mountain Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.843505184086226
  • Longitude: -123.73668193816953

ESU

  • Oregon Coast Coho 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 1,280.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .85
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      The West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Analysis (Medford BLM, 2005, West Fork Cow Creek Water Quality Restoration Plan (2004, West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Assessment and Action Plan (UBWC, 2003) and the Oregon Coastal Coho Assessment (ODFW, 2005; available at ODFW)
    •      . . 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 1,280.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .85
      •      . . . . 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 .85
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 6
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 13
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding .00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            N/A
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .0
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .00
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            N/A
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .0
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .00