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
StatusOngoing
Last Edited12/06/2021
 
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Description    


The project goal is to improve spawning, summer rearing, and overwintering habitat for Snake River Sp/Su Chinook Salmon and steelhead in 0.3 mile (1.8 acre of streambed) of the North Fork Salmon River. Currently there is very little habitat complexity in the North Fork Salmon River due to human practices. Engineered log jams (ELJ’s) and rootwads will provide cover, slow velocities instream, and back up water to promote 0.20 mile of lateral side channels and 1 acre of floodplain. Beaver Dam Analogs (BDA’s), channel spanning weirs, partial channel spanning weirs, and boulder fields (unanchored) will slow velocities and increase habitat available to fish. Two large woody debris/gravel bar islands will decrease channel width and promote depth and complexity. Twenty-five structures will have an excavated pool, and five pools are expected to be created through channel structure placement. Riparian planting will occur on 0.60 mile of streambank in the fall after construction.

Project Benefit    


The project will 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 on private property 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. Native plants, shrubs, and trees will help provide bank stabilization, future material recruitment, and shade for the restoration site.

Accomplishments

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

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$261,111
State$110,934
Report Total:$372,045


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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 .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.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . 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
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting