Phase 2 Vincent to Caribou Habitat Improvement

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID17-Warm-02
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date09/30/2020
End Date12/31/2020
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


These PCSRF grant funds were divided between two work sites. The Vincent To Caribou Phase II (V2C2) worksite and the Vinegar to Vincent (V2V) worksite.

The V2C2 site finalized construction with all work elements being completed in the fall of 2020. PCSRF funds supplemented BPA funds for the implementation of this worksite. Major worksite components funded with this grant are as follows: 79+ Large wood instream habitat structures, 8000 cubic yards of a historic railroad grade that bisected the floodplain removed, 1200 cubic yards of rip rap and rock barb removed, 700 cubic yards of instream gravel placed, & 22 pilot channels excavated. Native riparian grass seed was also purchased with PCSRF funds. The worksite timeline was delayed until the 2020 instream work window due to delays in permitting and difficulty securing a tree harvest contract in 2019.

The V2V site finalized construction and planting in December of 2020. PCSRF funds supplemented Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and BPA funds for the implementation of this worksite. PCSRF funds were used exclusively for the planting effort associated with this worksite. A total of 23,301 riparian and transitional/upland plants were installed throughout the restoration area.

Project Benefit    


The project seeks to restore hydraulic and ecosystem processes for riparian and instream habitats critical for Mid-Columbia summer steelhead, spring Chinook salmon, Pacific Lamprey, and bull trout. This multi-phased project is located in the heart of spring Chinook salmon spawning, adult holding, and juvenile rearing. This property is used by steelhead for both juvenile rearing and spawning in the river and six perennial tributaries within the property boundaries. The property has exceptional juvenile rearing potential, stemming from its location in the watershed and the six perennial tributaries entering the river within the property, but degraded habitat conditions limit current production. Pacific lamprey juveniles are also commonly present in the river and tributaries throughout this property.

The project primary goal is to restore instream habitat conditions and structure for salmonid production, and set the stage for processes needed to sustain habitat features. This project seeks to greatly enhance instream habitat for salmonids in terms of rearing habitat, as this is the main identified bottleneck in population recovery. Pools with large wood structure, complex riffles, and targeted use of cold-water alcoves and spring channels will be the features to aid in rearing habitat for salmonids. Water temperature will also be buffered through an extensive vegetation plan, which promotes stream shading and appropriate channel widths on the constructed channel segments.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.75 .70
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .45 .45
  Acres Treated 80.0 80.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$123,675
Other$273,364
Report Total:$397,039


Project Map



Worksites

V2V Vinegar to Vincent    


  • Worksite Identifier: V2V Vinegar to Vincent
  • Start Date: 07/01/2020
  • End Date: 12/31/2020
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: John Day
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 44.6029
  • Longitude: -118.5411

ESU

  • Middle Columbia River 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 63,473.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .25
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. 2010. Oxbow and Forrest Conservation Areas Property and Habitat Management Plan.
    •      . . 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 63,473.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .25
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 40.0
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Alnus rhombifolia, Carex nudata, Cornus sericea, Crataegus douglasii, Pinus ponderosa, Populus trichocarpa, Prunus emarginata, Ribes aureum, Rosa nutkana, Salix lemmonii, S. exigua, S. Geyeriana, , Sambucus nigra, , etc. plus native grass seeding to include: Achnatherum occidentale, Bromus marginatus, Deschampsia elongata, Elymus elymoides, E. glaucous, Festuca idahoensis, Glyceria striata, Koeleria macrantha, Leymus cinereus, Poa secunda, and Pseudoroegneria spicata
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 40.0
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .25
      •      . . . . C.5.j.1 Debris/structures removalY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.j.2 Acres of riparian treated for debris/structures removal .0

V2C2 Vincent to Caribou    


  • Worksite Identifier: V2C2 Vincent to Caribou
  • Start Date: 07/15/2019
  • End Date: 09/30/2019
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: John Day
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 44.617921
  • Longitude: -118.562545

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 333,566.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.75
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. 2010. Oxbow and Forrest Conservation Areas Property and Habitat Management Plan.
    •      . . 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 330,766.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 1.75
      •      . . . . 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 .10
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .10
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 5.0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 5
      •      . . . . 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 1.75
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement 5.0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 17
        •      . . . . . . 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 79
      •      . . . . C.4.f.1 Spawning gravel placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.f.2 Miles of stream treated with addition of spawning gravel .05
        •      . . . . . . C.4.f.3 Cubic yards of spawning gravel placed700 (Cubic yards)
      •      . . . . C.4.j.1 Unspecified or other instream habitat projectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.j.2 Miles treated by unspecified or other instream habitat project .70
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 2,800.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .20
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 40.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Alnus rhombifolia, Carex nudata, Cornus sericea, Crataegus douglasii, Pinus ponderosa, Populus trichocarpa, Prunus emarginata, Ribes aureum, Rosa nutkana, Salix lemmonii, S. exigua, S. Geyeriana, Sambucus nigra, Elymus glaucus, Bromus marginatus, Pseudoroegneria spicata, Leymus cinereus, Festuca idahoensis, Elymus elymoides, Poa secunda, Achillea milefolium
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 40.0
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .20
        •      . . . . C.5.j.1 Debris/structures removalY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.j.2 Acres of riparian treated for debris/structures removal 1.0