West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Restoration Collaborative Planning (Phase III)

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination Salmonid Habitat Assessment / Inventory
Project IDWF Cow Creek III Planning
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date01/01/2019
End Date12/31/2022
Last Edited10/21/2021
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Proposed Outcomes from 2018 funding
1. Re-design seven undersized culverts that impede Coho passage in the watershed
2. Implement 40 days of fisheries and habitat surveys in mainstem West Fork Cow Creek Within 21 miles of OC Coho habitat. From the surveys a report of the survey results will be developed.
3. Update the Strategic implementation Plan to include new information from the fisheries and habitat surveys.

Project Benefit    

The project proposed in this application will simultaneously improve habitat complexity and water quality and address fish passage, while providing a long-term prioritization plan for future restoration activities. The re-design of undersized culverts will address fish passage issues within the watershed and allow Coho to access areas of the watershed that have been cut off to them. The surveys in mainstem West Fork Cow Creek will provide valuable information on what species are present and what types of habitat they are using and will better inform the partnerships prioritization process. The overall approach of the Project in addressing the OC coho salmon limiting factors is to combine short-term treatments such as instream structure placement, with the restoration of watershed processes such as flood plain connectivity and fish passage. The approach will be used to comprehensively restore OC coho salmon critical habitat and secure viability of this population within the larger ESU.


Metric Completed Originally
Planning and Assessment
  Stream Miles Assessed 21.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$137,491

Project Map


West Fork Cow Creek    

  • Worksite Identifier: West Fork Cow Creek
  • Start Date: 07/01/2018
  • End Date: 12/31/2022
Area Description
West Fork Cow Creek Watershed

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed: 1710030208
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.824858695
  • Longitude: -123.716125488


  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding .00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
      •      . . B.2 Salmonid Habitat Assessment / InventoryY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . B.2.a Habitat Assessment Funding
        •      . . . . B.2.c Instream SurveyY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . B.2.c.1 Type of instream survey (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . B.2.c.2 Stream miles assessed
          •      . . . . . . B.2.c.3 Stream miles assessed that contained salmonids