Lolo Creek Stream Restoration at Collette Mine Site B

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Wetland
Project ID027 13 CW
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date06/02/2017
End Date10/31/2017
Year2013
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


The Lolo Creek Stream Restoration at Colette Mine Site B is the second phase of a two phase project. Phase 1 (Site A) was completed in summer of 2015. Phase II (Site B) was completed in 2017. Project actions for phase II included the following:

Instream C.4 Metrics:
1) Re-contoured and removed legacy placer mine waste on 300 feet of berm to reconnect 3 acres of historic floodplain and wetlands. A total of 18,684 cubic yards of waste was removed. Surface roughness features were installed on the floodplain using brush and slash.
2) Approximately 0.23 miles of stream was treated which increased stream length approximately 500’.
3) 8 large logjam structures were installed to improve channel complexity and 8 pools were excavated.
4) Approximately 0.06 miles of off-channel habitat was created.

Riparian C.5 Metrics:
1) Approximately 0.23 miles of riparian streambank was treated over 3 acres. This is only one side of the creek as the other side is bordered by a road and the vegetation is fairly intact. Approximately 0.2 miles of vegetated wood and brush fascines were installed.
2) Riparian planting occurred over approximately 3 acres. Native species including container plants, cuttings, root plugs, and seed; a total of 12,402 plants were used.
3) Invasive plant removal using mechanical and herbicide techniques occurred over approximately 1 acre of the project area.
4) Approximately 0.44 miles of livestock exclusion fencing was installed to enclose the entire project site.

Wetland C.8 Metrics: Approximately 4.5 acres of wetland restoration was done using planting salvaged wetland plant clumps, 4,500 additional rooted plants, and seeding of other native species.

Project Benefit    


Project goals are to improve streambank, instream, and riparian conditions that will increase shade and instream habitat complexity where these conditions are currently impaired. Channel meanders will be added to increase stream length and slow water, instream structures will be constructed to increase complexity and to create pools for ESA-listed spring/summer Chinook Salmon and steelhead. The riparian area, which has been compromised by extreme livestock grazing will be completely restored and livestock excluded for at least three years.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .23 .23
Wetland Habitat
  Acres Created
  Acres Treated 4.5 4.5
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .23 .46
  Acres Treated 3.0 3.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$60,000
Other$397,828
Report Total:$457,828


Project Map



Worksites

WS #1    


  • Worksite Identifier: WS #1
  • Start Date: 06/02/2017
  • End Date: 10/31/2017
Area Description
Lolo Creek, Collettee Mine

Location Information

  • Basin: Clearwater
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.328819
  • Longitude: -115.733107

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 457,828.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .23
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      NMFS. 2016. Proposed ESA Recovery Plan for Snake River Idaho Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Populations.
    •      . . 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 218,175.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .23
      •      . . . . 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 .23
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .06
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 3.0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 8
      •      . . . . 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 .23
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 8
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 126,849.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .23
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 3.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Picea engelmanii, Alnus incana, Cornus sericea, Salix scouleriana, Salix drummondiana, Salix bebbiana,Larix occidentalis, Pinus contorta, Amelanchier alnifolia, Prunus emarginata, Rosa nutkana, Acer glabrum, Crategus douglasii, Populus trichocarpa, Carex aquatillis, Carex hoodia, Carex microptera, Carex pachystachya, Agrostis scabra, Deschampsia cespitosa, Bromus marginatus, Lolium multiflorum, Elymus glaucus
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 3.0
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .44
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Hypericum perforatum, Cirsium arvense, Cynoglossum officinale, Ranunculus acris, Hieracium aurantiacum, Phalaris arundinacea, Tanacetum vulgare, Potentilla recta, Centaurea maculosa, Convolvulus arvensis, Rumex acetosella, Cirsium vulgare, Leucanthemum vulgare
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 1.0
        •      . . C.8 Wetland ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.8.a Wetland funding 112,804.00
          •      . . . . C.8.b Total acres of wetland area treated 4.5
          •      . . . . C.8.c.1 Wetland plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.8.c.2
              Species of wetland plants planted
              water sedge Carex aquatilis, blister sedge Carex vesicaria, arctic rush Juncus arcticus, daggerleaf rush Juncus ensifolius, rough bentgrass Agrostis scabra, tufted hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa, bluejoint Calamagrostis canadensis, small camas Camassia quamash, thinleaf alder Alnus incana, red osier dogwood Cornus sericea, scouler willow Salix scouleriana, drummond willow, Salix drummondiana, bebb willow Salix bebbiana
          •      . . . . C.8.d.1 Wetland plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.8.d.2
              Species (scientific) name(s) of wetland plants removed
              None was reported
            •      . . . . . . C.8.d.3 Acres of wetland treated