NF Siuslaw River Channel Migration and Riparian

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination Salmonid Habitat Assessment / Inventory
Project IDOWEB 200-025-14
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date06/11/2001
End Date08/19/2002
Last Edited10/19/2021
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This project completed an historic aerial photo assessment of changes in stream channel sinusity, length and meander pattern and associated riparian vegetation over time (1936-2000). The characterization will identify areas where the stream has been straightened and shortened, pattern of stream movement, dynamics of the channel and identification of factors causing the current degradation (bank erosion and down cutting) of the stream channel.

Project Benefit    

This project provides an evaluation of channel and riparian conditions along the Siuslaw River to inform future instream restoration activities that improve fish passage and habitat in the project area. While implementation of any restoration project resulting from this analysis will improve habitat conditions for all fish in the area, there are unspecified benefits to ESA-listed salmonids.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

In-Kind Other$5,765
Report Total:$21,390

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  • Worksite Identifier: 14
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Location Information

  • Basin: Northern Oregon Coastal
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  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 44.10412815
  • Longitude: -123.92473732


  • Oregon Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Oregon Coast Steelhead DPS




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 21,390.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 42,090.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 10,695.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.12 Developing restoration/action planY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.12.a
          Name of plan developed
          Lateral Channel Migration, Downcutting and Restoration Potential of the North Fork Siuslaw River, Barbara Ellis-Sugai, July 2002
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.12.b
          Description and scope of the plan developed
          The purpose of this study is to document where lateral channel migration and bank erosion have occured, determine whether the apparent downcutting and high river banks are naturally occurring, or the result of disturbances in the valley, and document changes in the riparian vegetation over time.
      •      . . B.2 Salmonid Habitat Assessment / InventoryY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . B.2.a Habitat Assessment Funding 10,695.00
        •      . . . . B.2.b.1 Watershed AssessmentY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . B.2.b.2
            Name of document(s)
            North Fork Siuslaw Watershed Analysis, Siuslaw National Forest (USDA), December 16, 1994