North Fork Salmon River Habitat Improvement Dingey Property

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID009 19 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date11/30/2019
End Date12/31/2021
Year2019
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/14/2022
 
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Description    


The North Fork Salmon River Habitat Improvement Dingey Property project directly addressed and improved limiting factors in the production and survival of ESA listed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and steelhead trout (O.mykiss) in 0.3 mile of the North Fork of the Salmon River (NFSR). Treatments to improve habitat complexity included installation of engineered log jams, small and large habitat structures, large outside bend jams, a channel spanning weir, boulder clusters with pools, side channel BDA’s, and instream partial BDA’s. BDA’s are reported under “other engineered structure’ in the metrics. Pools were excavated at each structure. Riparian vegetation was planted throughout the project on both sides of the river. The habitat features and riparian plants will be monitored for the next several years to determine successful growth.

The project was modified from the original conceptual design to include significantly more instream structures and excavated pools.

Project Benefit    


The project will increase habitat complexity, create pools, provide cover, provide staging areas for adult migrations, recruit spawning gravels, add lateral habitat, increase side channels, and create overwinter and summer rearing habitat for ESA listed Sp/Su Chinook Salmon and steelhead. As spawning and rearing conditions improve, the number of juveniles surviving in the North Fork to pre-smolt and smolt stages is expected to increase.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .30 .30
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .60 .60
  Acres Treated 6.0 6.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$261,111
State$89,777
Report Total:$350,888


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Worksites

WS-1    


  • Worksite Identifier: WS-1
  • Start Date: 07/07/2021
  • End Date: 12/01/2021
Area Description
Dingey Property

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.50343
  • Longitude: -113.958

ESU

  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon 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 350,888.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .30
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      NMFS. 2017. ESA Recovery Plan for Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)& Snake River Basin Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
    •      . . 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 320,888.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .30
      •      . . . . 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 .30
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .20
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1.0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 62
      •      . . . . 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 .30
        •      . . . . . . 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 10
        •      . . . . . . 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 72
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 30,000.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .60
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 6.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Salix sp, Populus sp, Amelanchier, Prunus virginiana, Ribes sp, Cornus sercea, rosa woodsii, Secar sp, Bromar sp, Supinus sp, Geranium maculatum
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 6.0
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .60