Habitat Improvement in the Wood, Williamson & Sprague Rvr Sub-basins of Upper Klamath Lake, Klamath Cnty 2017-2018

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project IDKlamath-2017-1
Recovery Domains -
Start Date07/01/2017
End Date09/30/2019
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited01/30/2020
 
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Description    


The Projects completed with these funds included installation of large wood (instream fish structure) on the Gnesa property (lower Williamson River), installation of 0.5 miles of riparian fencing on the Kingfisher Ranch (lower Williamson River), installation of an offstream watering facility on Kingfisher Ranch to keep cattle off the river bank and riparian area, and State Historic Preservation Office compliance contract.

Project Benefit    


Large wood will add shade, cover, and habitat complexity for all life stages of Chinook Salmon and Redband Trout specifically targeting newly emerged young of the year and adult spawning salmonids. Large wood will also improve organic retention and provide back eddies for young of the year Redband Trout, while also reducing incident solar gain leading to increased water temperature. Large wood will improve survival of all life stages of Chinook Salmon and Redband Trout by reducing predation and providing substrate for benthic insect production through an increase in habitat complexity and stability.

When forestry operations occurred throughout the basin, natural woody debris was removed to ease the downstream movement of logs. Large wood has been removed from waterways in the Upper Klamath Basin on multiple occasions which likely reduced the productivity of the watershed (Hamilton et al 2016). The efforts within this proposal would be directed at mimicking natural processes as efficiently as possible to rehabilitate habitat prior to Chinook Salmon reintroduction.

Riparian fencing and offstream watering protect the streambanks from erosion and nutrient loading.

Cattle grazing and past other human disturbances have greatly reduced the amount and size of woody vegetation along the riparian corridors of the local streams and rivers. Protecting and planting native riparian vegetation will provide a more healthy and diverse riparian habitat.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .25 .25
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .50 .50
  Acres Treated 3.0 3.0
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 7.0 7.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$142,500
Report Total:$142,500


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Worksites

Lower Williamsn    


  • Worksite Identifier: Lower Williamsn
  • Start Date: 12/01/2017
  • End Date:
Area Description
Twn 34S r7e sec 9

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 42.524484818929594
  • Longitude: -121.90750122070048

ESU

  • Upper Klamath / Trinity Rivers Chinook 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 142,500.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Williamson River 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 26,000.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .25
      •      . . . . 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.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement .3
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 2
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project10 (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 2
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 25,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 3.0
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .50
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 3.0
        •      . . . . C.5.k.1 Unspecified or other riparian habitat projectY (Y/N)
        •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 91,500.00
          •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 7.0
          •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.2 Upland livestock management action(s) taken (LOV)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.3 Upland acres managed for livestock 7.0
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.4 Number of livestock water installations/developments 1