Bear Creek Barrier Removal, P2

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID017 18 CW
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date03/01/2019
End Date12/31/2021
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/12/2022
 
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Description    


The Bear Creek Barrier Removal Phase 2 project, located in the Big Canyon Creek watershed, removed a fish passage barrier to open 2.1 miles to steelhead passage during all life stages. Prior to the project, bedload was deposited on the upstream side of a bridge, creating an annual passage barrier from March through June, which was coincidental to migration and spawning of wild steelhead. One rock weir was placed upstream of the new bridge to improve channel function. The riparian area was revegetated with a combination of grass, trees, and shrubs, and the area received weed treatment.

Project Benefit    


Bear Creek is approximately 1.5 miles upstream from the confluence of Big Canyon Creek and the Clearwater River. The project is located in a known spawning area, has perennial flow, and good habitat conditions upstream and downstream of the site. This project removed the only passage barrier identified in Bear Creek and opened approximately 2.1 miles of good upstream spawning habitat.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .07 .09
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .14 .18
  Acres Treated .1 .2
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 2.10 2.10

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$134,864
State$115,460
Other$186,963
Report Total:$437,287


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Worksites

Bear Creek Bridge    


  • Worksite Identifier: Bear Creek Bridge
  • Start Date: 10/01/2019
  • End Date: 12/31/2021
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Clearwater
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.478448
  • Longitude: -116.42515

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 437,287.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .07
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      1) NMFS. 2017.Recovery Plan for Snake River Sprig/Summer Chinook Salmon (oncorhynchus tsawytscha) & Snake River Steelhead (O. mykiss). Appendix C Snake River Idaho Management Unit Plan, Pgs. 46-56, 58-59. Portland, OR. 2) Lapwai Creek Ecologic Restoration Plan, 2009
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 401,587.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 2.10
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.g.1 Bridge installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.g.2 Number of bridges installed or improved/upgraded 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.g.3 Miles of stream made accessible by bridge installation or improvement/upgrade 2.10
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 32,000.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .07
        •      . . . . 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 .07
          •      . . . . . . 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 .0
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 0
        •      . . . . 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 .07
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement
          •      . . . . . . 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 project (Yards)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 1
        •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 3,700.00
          •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .14
          •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .1
          •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
              Species of plants planted in riparian
              Cornus sericea, Salix exigua, Salix lucida, Populus trichocarpa
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .1
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .14
          •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
              Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
              Conium maculatum
            •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .2
            •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .07