West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Restoration Collaborative Implementation (phase II)

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project IDWF Cow Creek II Implementation
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date08/27/2018
End Date10/26/2018
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


Worksite Elk Valley Creek: 1.55 miles of stream treated with log placement via helicopter, line pulling, and directional falling. The helicopter portion of this restoration project was completed in half a day and came in under budget.
Worksite WF Cow Creek Mainstem: After surveying areas of the mainstem, the collaborative discovered that invasive species was not as much of an issue as initially thought. Therefore it was descided to not complete this portion of the project and put those funds towards other projects that would be more beneficial to the watershed.

Project Benefit    



The project will simultaneously improve habitat complexity and water quality for OC Coho and other native species in the West Fork Cow Creek Watershed. Instream structure (logs) 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. Invasive plant removal in the riparian area will provide locations for native plants to be planted. Native plants, including trees and shrubs in the riparian area provide stream shading and cover. Native trees that are planted will provide for future large wood recruitment into the stream due to natural processes.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.55 1.00
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .00 1.30
  Acres Treated .0 5.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$31,893
Report Total:$31,893


Project Map



Worksites

West Fork Cow Creek Elk Valley Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: West Fork Cow Creek Elk Valley Creek
  • Start Date: 08/01/2016
  • End Date: 12/31/2020
Area Description
West Fork Cow Creek Watershed

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.837070027355075
  • Longitude: -123.72960090636899

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 31,893.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.55
    •      . . 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 31,893.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 1.55
      •      . . . . 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 1.55
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 8
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 17

West Fork Cow Creek Mainstem    


  • Worksite Identifier: West Fork Cow Creek Mainstem
  • Start Date: 08/01/2016
  • End Date: 12/31/2020
Area Description
West Fork Cow Creek watershed

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.808867014018524
  • Longitude: -123.60248565673619

ESU

  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . 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.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