North Fork Salmon River Habitat Restoration, P3

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID008 16 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date06/02/2017
End Date12/31/2018
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


The Idaho Department of Fish and Game completed this project to improve spawning, rearing, and overwintering habitat for Snake River Chinook Salmon and steelhead in the North Fork of the Salmon River drainage. Specific actions were completed on two worksites to increase habitat complexity, recruit spawning gravels, add lateral habitat, increase floodplain connectivity, stabilize banks, and create overwinter and rearing habitat on private property.

Project actions included:

Worksite #1 – Arbon Property:
Eleven large woody debris (LWD) structures were installed, including channel spanning weirs, partial channel spanning weirs, and engineered log jams throughout 0.2 miles of stream. Pools were excavated at all of these structures and a boulder field was included to increase habitat complexity.

Native riparian vegetation was planted over the entire project site on both sides of the river for a total of 0.4 miles of vegetation over approximately 2.5 acres (50 foot buffer on each side). Species included Carex nebrascensis, Juncus arcticus, Salix geyeriana, and Pupulus balsamifera.

Worksite #2 – Barton/Ellis/Hill Property:
Twelve LWD structures were installed, including spanning weirs, partial channel spanning weirs, rock barbs, and engineered log jams throughout the 0.38 miles of stream. Two boulder fields in the final design, which increased the number of pools by 15, for a total of 27 pools.

Native riparian vegetation was planted over the entire project site on both sides of the river for a total of 0.76 miles of vegetation over approximately 6 acres (50 foot buffer on each side). Species included include Carex nebrascensis, Juncus arcticus, Salix geyeriana, and Pupulus balsamifera.

The Shoshone Bannock Tribe provided match funding.

Project Benefit    


This project work will implement priority actions to improve spawning, rearing, and overwintering habitat for the Snake River steelhead DPS, Salmon River MPG, and North Fork Salmon River steelhead population. As provided by the NMFS 2016 proposed recovery plan.
1. Continue to increase habitat complexity, pool frequency, and spawning habitat by adding structures to stream channels.
2. Reestablish riparian vegetation to provide cover, stabilize streambanks, and reduce stream temperatures.
And, implement priority actions to improve spawning, rearing, and overwintering habitat for the Snake River Chinook Salmon ESU, Upper Salmon River MPG, and North Fork Salmon River population: Increase habitat complexity: improve pool frequency, add structures to improve spawning habitat, create pools, stabilize banks, create scour, and retain spawning gravels.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .58 .58
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.16 1.16
  Acres Treated 8.5 8.5

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$185,026
Other$97,331
Report Total:$282,357


Project Map



Worksites

1 of 2 Arbon    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1 of 2 Arbon
  • Start Date: 07/07/2018
  • End Date: 12/31/2019
Area Description
Salmon River - North Fork

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.452931
  • Longitude: -113.9920908

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 142,080.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .20
    •      . . 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 122,080.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .20
      •      . . . . 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 .20
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 20
      •      . . . . 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 .20
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 20
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 20,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .40
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.5
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Salix exigua, Salix geyeriana, Salix boothii, Salix drummondiana, Populus trichocarpa, Symphoricarpos albus, Betula occidentalis, Cornus stolonifera, Prunus virginiana, Ribes aureum, and Rosa woodsii
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 2.5

2 of 2 Barton Ellis Hill    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2 of 2 Barton Ellis Hill
  • Start Date: 07/07/2018
  • End Date: 12/31/2019
Area Description
Salmon River - North Fork

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.409517
  • Longitude: -113.991725

ESU

  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 140,277.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .38
    •      . . 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 113,677.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .38
      •      . . . . 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 .38
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 27.0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 27
      •      . . . . 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 .38
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 27
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 26,600.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .76
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 6.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Salix exigua, Salix geyeriana, Salix boothii, Salix drummondiana, Populus trichocarpa, Symphoricarpos albus, Betula occidentalis, Cornus stolonifera, Prunus virginiana, Ribes aureum, and Rosa woodsii
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 6.0