West Fork Cow Creek Watershed Restoration Collaborative Implemetation (phase IV)

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement
Project IDWF Cow Creek IV Implementation
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date08/19/2019
End Date09/20/2019
Last Edited05/03/2022
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This project replaced an undersized failing culvert on Steelhead Creek in the West Fork Cow Creek Watershed opening an additional mile of habitat to all fish species. Log structures were placed upstream and downstream of the replaced culvert. Due to shared funding from two PCSRF grantees (Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and OWEB), the reporting of accomplishments and funding is parsed to remove redundant reporting to PCSRF. This project reports the culvert replacement work. The OWEB project will now report the instream work that was implemented. The full accomplishments and costs for the project are reflected by aggregating this project, WF Cow Creek IV implementation and the OWEB project, OWEB 219-2008-16388.

Project Benefit    

The project proposed in this application will simultaneously improve water quality and address fish passage. The replacement of the Steelhead Creek culvert will address fish passage issues within the watershed and allow Coho and other fish species in all life stages to access an additional mile of habitat that had been cut off to them. This project will also improve water quality by reducing sediment inputs in the stream caused by this failing culvert.


Metric Completed Originally
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 1.00 1.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$270,317

Project Map


West Fork Cow Creek: Steelhead Creek    

  • Worksite Identifier: West Fork Cow Creek: Steelhead Creek
  • Start Date: 08/19/2019
  • End Date: 09/30/2019
Area Description
West Fork Cow Creek Watershed

Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 42.87264270207552
  • Longitude: -123.7043237686127


  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 270,317.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .01
    •      . . 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.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 270,317.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 1.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade 1.00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel