North Fork Salmon River Habitat Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID023 13 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date07/07/2016
End Date12/31/2017
Year2013
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


The project goal was to improve spawning, rearing, and overwintering habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead in the North Fork Salmon River. Work was completed at four worksites.
Worksite #1: Total stream treated was 0.4 mile. This work was completed in summer 2016. Project actions included: installed four channel spanning weirs with excavated pools, created 0.1 miles of off channel habitat, planted 1 acre of riparian habitat, and increased floodplain access by grading mine tailings from an area 50 feet wide by 250 feet along the river. The new floodplain is being activated, and the riparian plants are growing nicely. The habitat structures are holding up well and fish are utilizing them. The 0.1 miles of off channel habitat is still connected to the mainstem and is providing cold water refugia and access to a spring pond. Approximately 0.8 miles of streambank was planted with Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa.

Worksite #2: Total stream treated was 0.1 mile. This property was located about 0.6 miles up Sheep Creek, one of the major tributaries to the North Fork of the Salmon River. In April, prior to high water, IDFG and several volunteers installed a bank revetment structure using brush bundles that were built by the landowner. The bank revetment started at the toe of the bank and was built up approximately three feet. This was installed in order to prevent additional erosion on a steep bank. The site was staked in with dormant willow stakes and wooden stakes. During the summer work window, a large engineered log jam was installed in order to deflect flow away from an eroding bank and encourage additional flow down a side channel creating 0.05 miles of of-channel habitat. The side channel entrance and exit were also excavated out in order to allow additional flow. Two pools were excavated (one at each structure). One acre of riparian area was planted with Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa on 0.2 mile of streambank (both sides of 0.1 mile reach).

Worksite #3: Total stream treated was 0.55 mile. This work was completed in summer 2017. Project actions included: installed 34 structures instream (6 engineered log jams, 8 channel spanning weirs, 7 rock barbs, and 13 individual boulders in two boulder fields). Pools were excavated for each feature. Two acres of riparian area were planted with Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa on 1.1 miles of streambank (both sides of 0.55 mile reach) in fall 2017.

Worksite #4: Total stream treated was 0.25 mile. This work was completed in summer 2017. Project actions included: installed 11 instream structures (3 engineered log jams, 2 channel spanning weirs, and 6 boulders in a boulder field). Pools were excavated for each feature. One acre of riparian area was planted with Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa on 0.5 mile of streambank (both sides of 0.25 mile reach) in fall 2017.

Project Benefit    


Actions as a result of this project will improve spawning, rearing and overwintering habitat for Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead trout in the North Fork of the Salmon River drainage.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.30 1.31
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 2.60 2.62
  Acres Treated 5.0 6.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$244,613
State$110,515
Other$65,000
Report Total:$420,128


Project Map



Worksites

1 of 4 Mclain    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1 of 4 Mclain
  • Start Date: 07/07/2016
  • End Date: 10/30/2016
Area Description
Salmon River, North Fork

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.5257555
  • Longitude: -113.9362444

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 75,000.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .40
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . 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 65,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .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 .40
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .10
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 4
      •      . . . . 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 .40
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project15 (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 4
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 10,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .80
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 1.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 1.0

2 of 4 Abbott    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2 of 4 Abbott
  • Start Date: 07/07/2016
  • End Date: 10/30/2016
Area Description
Salmon River, North Fork

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.500131
  • Longitude: -113.937786

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 41,000.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .10
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . 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 36,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .10
      •      . . . . 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 .10
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .05
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2
      •      . . . . 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 .10
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 2
      •      . . . . 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 .05
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 5,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .20
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 1.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 1.0

3 of 4 Hutton/Murphy    


  • Worksite Identifier: 3 of 4 Hutton/Murphy
  • Start Date: 07/07/2017
  • End Date: 10/30/2017
Area Description
Salmon River, North Fork

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.493111
  • Longitude: -113.966144

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 197,608.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .55
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . 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 187,608.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .55
      •      . . . . 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 .55
        •      . . . . . . 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 34
      •      . . . . 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 .55
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 34
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 10,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 1.10
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 2.0

4 of 4 Dedmon/Kozacek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 4 of 4 Dedmon/Kozacek
  • Start Date: 07/07/2017
  • End Date: 10/30/2017
Area Description
Salmon River, North Fork

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.486333
  • Longitude: -113.978583

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 106,520.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .25
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . 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 96,520.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .25
      •      . . . . 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 .25
        •      . . . . . . 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 11
      •      . . . . 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 .25
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 11
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 10,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 1.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Salix, Populus, Alnus, Betula, Cornus, Symphoricarpos, Prunus, Ribes, and Rosa
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 1.0