Increasing Salmonid Rearing Capacity & Habitat Quality in McGarvey Creek 2016

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project IDYurok2016 McGarvey BDA
Recovery DomainsN CA - S Oregon
Start Date01/01/2017
End Date09/30/2019
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited12/23/2019
 
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Description    


The Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program (YTFP) worked with our restoration consultant Rocco Fiori (Fiori GeoSciences - FGS) to install two beaver dam analogue (BDA) sites in mainstem McGarvey Creek to benefit native salmonids and amphibians. Objectives included creating slow water pool habitats to improve salmonid rearing conditions and increasing watershed resiliency to drought and other climate change related impacts. This project also included assessing the feasibility and performance of this approach as a tool to promote fish recovery in the Klamath Basin.

Project Benefit    


Anticipated project outcomes include enhancing water quality and quantity in a high priority coastal tributary by installing a series of BDAs. Anticipated benefits of the proposed BDAs include 1) increased storage of surface waters and recharging ground water tables, 2) improving juvenile salmonid rearing conditions in McGarvey Creek by increasing the amount of slow velocity and cold water refuge areas, and 3) increasing watershed resiliency to environmental pertubations such as seasonal and/or pro-longed drought and potential future climate change impacts. Other measurable outcomes and benefits include: Instream Habitat; Channel Structure Placement; Stream Length Treated (1); Area treated (acres) 3.0; Structure Materials - Native Willow & Substrate, Organic Weed-Free Straw; Anticipated number of Pools Created (2) 1.0 Acre Wetlands; Riparian Habitat Project; Riparian Planting; Stream length planted (miles) 0.5; Area Planted (Acres) -1; Number of Trees Planted - Numerous Willow Posts & Cuttings; Species Planted - Native Willow (Salix spp.).

Project goals include: Increasing the quantity and quality of salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat habitat; increasing riparian forest health and resiliency; Improving the status of ESA-listed SONCC coho salmon; Addressing limiting factors (lack of low velocity rearing habitats; riparian dysfunction; water quality and quantity) for EAS-listed SONCC coho salmon and other native fish; Helping to ensure overall sustainability of naturally-spawning salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat in the Lower Klamath Sub-basin; Helping to recover, conserve, and maintain ESA-listed SONCC coho salmon; Helping to maintain salmon and steelhead for the exercise of the Yurok Tribes federally reserved fishing right; Restoring habitat for salmon, steelhead and cutthroat.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.00 1.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$24,368
Report Total:$24,368


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Worksites

Yurok_BDA1    


  • Worksite Identifier: Yurok_BDA1
  • Start Date: 04/01/2017
  • End Date:
Area Description
McGarvey Creek, Lower Klamath River

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.494
  • Longitude: -124.004

ESU

  • Southern Oregon / Northern California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Klamath Mountains Province Steelhead DPS
  • Un-Named ESU Cutthroat

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 12,184.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . 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 12,184.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .50
      •      . . . . 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 .50
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 3
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 3

Yurok_BDA2    


  • Worksite Identifier: Yurok_BDA2
  • Start Date: 04/01/2017
  • End Date:
Area Description
McGarvey Creek, Lower Klamath River

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.493
  • Longitude: -124.006

ESU

  • Southern Oregon / Northern California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Klamath Mountains Province Steelhead DPS
  • Un-Named ESU Cutthroat

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 12,184.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . 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 12,184.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .50
      •      . . . . 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 .50
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 3
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 3