Lower Nehalem WSC RARE/Technical Ast

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project IDOWEB 200-028-16
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date03/20/2001
End Date03/28/2002
Last Edited10/19/2021
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This project funded a second year of community assistance by a RARE intern. The RARE intern assisted with management of the GIS database, collected new watershed health related data, performed routine outreach tasks, recruited volunteers and tended to daily council affairs.

Project Benefit    

The Lower and Upper Nehalem Watershed Councils have been conducting a watershed-wide assessment designed to fuel more watershed health and salmon recovery activities through action plan development/implementation. In order to maintain the momentum of the watershed assessment and action plan, this project provided additional technical assistance for implementing the watershed assessment and action plan, creating and maintaining spatial databases, and providing project development and coordination support.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

In-Kind Donated Labor$15,000
In-Kind Other$1,010
Report Total:$34,916

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  • Worksite Identifier: 16
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Location Information

  • Basin: Northern Oregon Coastal
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 45.69416925
  • Longitude: -123.77477135


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




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 34,916.09
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 113,781.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 34,916.09
      •      . . . . B.1.b.4 Watershed council supportY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.4.a
          Name of plan developed or implemented
          Oregon Coastal Salmon Restoration Initiative, The Oregon Plan: Restoring an Oregon legacy through cooperative efforts, 1997, http://hdl.handle.net/1957/4985 (October 4, 2011).
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.4.b
          Description of the Plan
          The Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds highlighted the key role watershed councils play in conducting basin assessments, understanding limiting factors, developing action plans, implementing restoration projects, and monitoring programs at the local level, as well as involving landowners. The Oregon Plan indicated that in order to provide effective leadership, watershed councils needed a stable infrastructure in the form of a paid council coordinator. The Oregon Plan noted that funding should be provided to support watershed council activities.
      •      . . . . B.1.b.10 Designing or maintaining restoration data systemsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.10.a
          Name of plan implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.10.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
      •      . . . . B.1.b.12 Developing restoration/action planY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.12.a
          Name of plan developed
          Nehalem Watershed Assessment, Jill Johnson, December 1999
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.12.b
          Description and scope of the plan developed
          Watershed assessment is a process for evaluating how well a watershed is working. The purpose of this assessment was to determine how natural and human-induced changes have impacted the sustainability of salmon populations in the Nehalem River Watershed. Both historical and current information is included regarding the watershed's ability to produce clean water and healthy salmon habitat. The assessment was prepared for the Upper and Lower Nehalem River Watershed Councils. It will be a baseline for developing and prioritizing potential restoration projects in terms of fish habitat.