Canyon Creek Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID019 17 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date01/01/2019
End Date12/31/2021
Year2017
StatusTerminated
Last Edited01/27/2022
 
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Description    


The Canyon Creek Project was planned to take place on the Leadore Land Partners Conservation Easement property, United States Forest Service (USFS) land, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land near Leadore, Idaho on Canyon Creek. The total project area was approximately 6,580 feet of Canyon Creek. The project was funded to install willow weave and beaver dam analog structures along the creek, placed with hand machinery using on-site harvested willows and wooden posts. The goal of the project was to raise the water table in this area of Canyon Creek, providing more access to the floodplain, and drastically improving the instream habitat. A riparian jack fence was planned to protect the restoration project. The project also intended to remove a diversion off USFS land and move it a few hundred feet upstream onto Leadore Land Partners property.



Unfortunately, after two years of negotiations with stakeholders in the project, it was no longer feasible to move the diversion off USFS land onto private property. Furthermore, after continued negotiations with stakeholders, the remainder of the project, including all of the restoration and riparian fence were put on pause indefinitely.

Project Benefit    


Canyon Creek is a tributary of the Lemhi River, and the project is intended to improve habitat for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed spring Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus schawytscha), summer steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus). Project goals are to improve habitat for limiting life stages of ESA-listed fish, restore natural channel processes to maintain diverse habitat, and to address shade targets set in the Conservation Easement. The design will increase multi-threaded channel segments, add instream structure to improve fish habitat and floodplain connectivity, create constrictions and place structure allowing the channel to maintain pools, utilize existing mature riparian vegetation where feasible, and create increases in bank structure, riparian conditions, and shade. Additional willow plantings will enhance riparian conditions over time.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .00 1.25
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .00 1.25
  Acres Treated .0 25.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$2,860
Other$10,728
Report Total:$13,589


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Worksites

Canyon Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Canyon Creek
  • Start Date: 01/01/2019
  • End Date: 12/31/2019
Area Description
Canyon Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 44.697353
  • Longitude: -113.331305

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 13,589.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . 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 7,589.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .00
      •      . . . . 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 .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement .0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project0 (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 0
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 6,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            None
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .0
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .00
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .00
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing .0