Coyote Bucket Off-stream Watering

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project IDKLAMATH-2018-4
Recovery Domains -
Start Date01/01/2020
End Date09/30/2020
Last Edited04/05/2020
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Off-Stream Watering for Cattle: In situations where livestock do not have access to water (except in the river) the current laws states that irrigation canals are not allowed to be charged even for stock water (unless in a drought year). In these scenarios, the landowner must utilize the riparian pastures so water is available to the cattle, and the livestock then spend an inordinate amount of time in the riparian area, degrading the riparian habitat along the Sprague River and its tributaries. By installing off-stream watering facilities, this project will maintain and improve riparian condition, and eliminate the need to put livestock into the riparian pasture, streams and rivers.

Currently, cattle from adjacent properties access this property for grazing and watering. The land trust would like to exclude the cattle and restore the riparian area. The Klamath Tribes are working with the landowner adjacent to Coyote Bucket to provide another source of cattle watering other than the Sycan River on the Coyote Bucket property.

Project Benefit    

The landowner has already drilled a well for the project. PCSRF funds will be used to construct an off-stream watering facility including watering troughs, solar pump and solar panels.


Metric Completed Originally
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 1,000.0

Funding Details

Report Total:$50,000

Project Map


Coyote Bucket Lower Sycan River    

  • Worksite Identifier: Coyote Bucket Lower Sycan River
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Area Description
Lower Sycan River near Blue Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
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  • State: Oregon
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  • Latitude: 42.56049063947167
  • Longitude: -121.32449626922347


  • Upper Klamath / Trinity Rivers Chinook Salmon ESU




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . 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.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
    •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding
      •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated
      •      . . . . C.6.b.3 Cubic yards (to nearest yard) of sediment prevented from entering stream (Cubic yards)
      •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)