CTUIR Ceded Area Subbasin Priority Natural Resource Acquisitions

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID17-Umat-01
Recovery DomainsMiddle Columbia River
Start Date04/01/2018
End Date06/30/2022
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


The project applies to the CTUIR ceded area subbasins (Umatilla, Walla Walla, Tucannon, Grande Ronde & John Day) focusing on water, land, and resource acquisitions to protect and/or restore ecological and physical processes important to aquatic Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed species and other native aquatic species important to CTUIR. Priority stream acquisition and conservation reaches were selected based largely on past planning (NPCC Subbasin Plans, ESA Recovery Plans, etc) and consistent with the CTUIR River Vision which emphasizes natural floodplain function.

This project enabled the restoration and protection on an approximately 2,600-acre parcel donated to the Umatilla Tribes. This restoration is protected in perpetuity via a conservation easement held on the property by the Blue Mountain Land Trust. As a result of being able to complete the restoration and protection at worksite #1 for less than anticipated, the remaining balance was applied to a second worksite, on the Touchet River in Washington State. These funds were used to begin the restoration and protection of 175 acres of floodplain on the Touchet River Ranch, which contains three contiguous miles of both sides of the Touchet River. CTUIR is in the process of restoring this property and permanently protecting it with a conservation easement.

Specific project accomplishments include the following.

Worksite 1 (McCoy and Meadow Creeks):

Completed a conservation easement with Blue Mountain Trust that protected 1.75 miles of McCoy Creek and 3 miles of Meadow Creek (2600 acres total).

Hand-thinned 100 acres of forest (predominantly ponderosa pine) to restore forest health and reduce wildfire threat.

Worksite 2 (Touchet River Ranch):

Protected streamside habitat through purchase on 3 miles of the Touchet River (6 miles of streambank, 175 acres total).

Project Benefit    


Benefits will be achieved through the protection and restoration of natural physical and ecological processes and resulting habitat and water quality improvements. Impacts from development and resource extraction actions that might degrade aquatic habitats and limit fish production will be eliminated. ESA species: summer steelhead and bull trout; other species: spring Chinook, coho salmon, pacific lamprey, freshwater mussels, and other miscellaneous resident fish.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 2,775.0 575.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
15.50 17.00
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 100.0 .0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$177,250
In-Kind Donated Labor$10,000
Report Total:$187,250


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Worksites

Touchet River Ranch/Touchet Watershed    


  • Worksite Identifier: Touchet River Ranch/Touchet Watershed
  • Start Date: 04/01/2018
  • End Date: 06/30/2022
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Walla Walla (17070102)
  • Watershed: Lower Touchet River (1707010210)
  • Subwatershed: Ash Hollow-Touchet River (170701021004)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 46.0821
  • Longitude: -118.6599

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run 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 77,250.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 3.00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      None
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 77,250.00
      •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition 6.00
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 175.0

McCoy/Meadow Creeks Watershed    


  • Worksite Identifier: McCoy/Meadow Creeks Watershed
  • Start Date: 04/01/2018
  • End Date: 06/30/2022
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia (170701)
  • Subbasin: Umatilla (17070103)
  • Watershed: Meacham Creek (1707010302)
  • Subwatershed: Boston Canyon-Meacham Creek (170701030206)
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Middle Columbia River
  • Latitude: 45.70036
  • Longitude: -118.36093

ESU

  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon 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 110,000.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 4.75
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      2004 NPCC Subbasin Plans, and the Mid-C Steelhead and Snake River ESA Recovery Plans
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 9,152.00
      •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 100.0
      •      . . . . C.6.h.1 Upland vegetation managementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.6.h.2
          Species of plants in upland vegetation management
          Pinus ponderosa
        •      . . . . . . C.6.h.3 Acres treated for upland vegetation management 100.0
      •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 100,848.00
        •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
        •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition 9.50
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 2,600.0