Yainix Ranch Stream Restoration Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project IDKLAMATH-2019-1
Recovery Domains -
Start Date07/01/2020
End Date09/30/2021
Year2019
StatusCompleted
Last Edited01/07/2022
 
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Description    


Yainix Ranch Stream Restoration Project - The purpose of the project was to reduce impacts of cattle grazing on the riparian area along the Sycan River and reconnect a spring to the Sycan River that had been blocked off.
A livestock watering well was drilled and an off-stream watering facility installed including a solar powered pump and trough connected to the well, a large concrete culvert was removed from the Sycan River on this property, an old non-functional riparian fence was removed and 410 feet of new fence installed, a cool water spring was reconnected to the Sycan River, and an existing off-stream watering trough was moved farther from the river. The outcome of the project is that by providing off-stream watering and riparian fencing cattle generally stay out of the river and riparian area resulting in better riparian habitat conditions, reduced sediment and nutrient loading to the river and reconnection of spring habitat to the Sycan River.

Project Benefit    


PROJECT BENEFIT:

This project is considered a crucial step towards achieving the tribal restoration goal of reintroduction and restoration of the Klamath Tribes historic salmonid fisheries, including Chinook, lamprey, and steelhead species that have been extirpated. Specifically, installing off-stream watering facilities, moving an existing off-streaming cattle watering trough further from the river, and replacing an old riparian fence further from the Sycan River protects and restores riparian habitat along the Sycan River. A cool water spring that had been dammed up was reconnected to the Sycan River providing refuge habitat for fish and other organisms.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .03 .03
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .10 .10
  Acres Treated 2.0 2.0
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 40.0 40.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$68,686
Report Total:$68,686


Project Map



Worksites

Yainix Ranch - Lower Sycan River    


  • Worksite Identifier: Yainix Ranch - Lower Sycan River
  • Start Date: 04/01/2020
  • End Date:
Area Description
Lower Sycan River

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 42.470258303065314
  • Longitude: -121.27132415771231

ESU

  • Southern Oregon / Northern California Coastal 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 82,125.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .03
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Sprague River Watershed Assessment, Watershed Action Plan
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Monitor to make sure the projects were implemented as designed.
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 17,500.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .03
      •      . . . . 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 .01
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .03
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .1
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1
      •      . . . . C.4.j.1 Unspecified or other instream habitat projectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.j.2 Miles treated by unspecified or other instream habitat project
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 4,003.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .10
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.0
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .01
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 40.0
        •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 60,622.00
          •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 40.0
          •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area .00
          •      . . . . C.6.b.3 Cubic yards (to nearest yard) of sediment prevented from entering stream0 (Cubic yards)
          •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.2 Upland livestock management action(s) taken (LOV)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.4 Number of livestock water installations/developments 1