Middle Mission Restoration Phase 2

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID013 19 CW
Recovery DomainsSnake River
Start Date03/30/2020
End Date10/15/2023
Year2019
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


A ford used to provide access across Mission Creek to a barn and livestock feeding operation required annual instream maintenance with heavy equipment. Most of the riparian corridor was not fenced and cattle accessed the stream wherever banks were low. The site has historically been used as a winter feedlot for cattle. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (NPSWCD) has worked with the landowner since 2009 to address the resource concerns of erosion, bacteria, nutrients and water quantity.



The Middle Mission Restoration, Phase 2 project installed a bridge at the ford site to improve passage to 7.89 miles of upstream habitat in Mission Creek. Select portions of streambank were lowered to create floodplain. An exclusion fence was installed to prevent livestock access to the stream, and a grazing management plan for a 12-acre pasture was developed.



Several components of the project were not completed due to funding shortfalls, and include riparian plantings, weed control, streambank stabilization, and in-stream habitat improvements. These actions were funded under PCSRF project 004 23 CW and will take place in 2024, as a third and final project phase.

Project Benefit    


The project goals include 1) restoration of channel function and 2) improve aquatic habitat suitability, and 3) reduce elevated water temperatures for salmonids. Steelhead production limiting factors addressed by this project include fish passage and sediment.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .05 .08
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .27 1.06
  Acres Treated 12.0 12.0
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 7.89 7.89

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$241,245
Other$29,812
In-Kind Donated Labor$472
Report Total:$271,528


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Worksites

WS-1    


  • Worksite Identifier: WS-1
  • Start Date: 05/01/2020
  • End Date: 12/31/2022
Area Description
14-1630

Location Information

  • Basin: Clearwater (170603)
  • Subbasin: Clearwater (17060306)
  • Watershed: Lapwai Creek (1706030612)
  • Subwatershed: Mission Creek (170603061203)
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Snake River
  • Latitude: 46.302431
  • Longitude: -116.711593

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 271,528.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .53
    •      . . 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). Lapwai Creek Ecological Restoration Strategy- need citation for this
    •      . . 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 249,528.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 7.89
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.g.1 Bridge installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.g.2 Number of bridges installed or improved/upgraded 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.g.3 Miles of stream made accessible by bridge installation or improvement/upgrade 7.89
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 7,000.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .05
        •      . . . . 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 .05
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .0
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 0
        •      . . . . 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 .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 0
          •      . . . . . . 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 0
        •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized .00
        •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 15,000.00
          •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .27
          •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 12.0
          •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
              Species of plants planted in riparian
              None
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .0
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .00
          •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .27
            •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing .5
          •      . . . . C.5.g.1 Conservation grazing managementY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.g.2 Acres managed for grazing 12.0
          •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
              Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
              None
            •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control .0
            •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .00
          •      . . . . C.5.j.1 Debris/structures removalY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.j.2 Acres of riparian treated for debris/structures removal .0