FY20 JSKT Dungeness Salmonid Recovery and Riparian Habitat Restoration Planning and Coordination

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project ID2020-JSKT-01
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date01/03/2022
End Date04/21/2023
Year2020
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


This on-going planning effort allowed the Tribe’s habitat program and environmental planning program staff to continue developing and/or coordinating with partners on new or ongoing projects to advance ESA-listed salmonid habitat, especially in the Dungeness/Sequim Bay watersheds. Tasks are organized by worksite below.



[Worksite: JSKT Admin/NR Offices]:



1) Planning for riparian habitat restoration and protection projects in the Dungeness and Sequim Bay watersheds.

The focus for this task was on continuing riparian habitat and floodplain restoration and protection within the lower 11 miles of the Dungeness riparian corridor and relevant shorelines. Tribal staff continued to engage in planning and coordination of floodplain and riparian restoration and protection projects. Staff continued managing two dike removal projects, both located along the Dungeness River (the dike removal project adjacent to the Dungeness River Nature Center and the Rivers Edge levee set-back project). Staff strategized on riparian protection and restoration projects, including planning for potential Dungeness River parcel acquisitions and potential culvert/fish-barrier removal projects.

[Worktype: Coordination on implementing recovery plan]



2) Providing technical assistance to partners planning and implementing restoration projects benefiting ESA-listed salmonids.

Technical support provided by JST to partners included assistance to Clallam County in partially re-designing a segment of the lower Dungeness levee set-back project, which was immediately downstream of the Tribes Rivers Edge setback project. This included site-visits and strategizing sessions, and ultimately reconnected more floodplain than the County originally thought possible. JST also participated in Lower Big Quilcene Riverscape Restoration project meetings and site visits and provided professional opinion on the bridge replacement phase and river channel design development.

[Worktype: Evaluation and analyses of restoration projects]



3) Coordinating activities related to ESA-listed salmonid recovery and watershed restoration.

a) JST continued to co-lead the Dungeness River Management Team (DRMT), as well as restoration project meetings, as opportunities arose. JST staff and the DRMT continued to evaluate salmon recovery projects, and coordinate on projects to address climate resiliency for salmon and water supplies during drought, such as the off-channel reservoir and other drought strategies or mitigation. This award helped support seven monthly Hybrid DRMT meetings, coordinated and Chaired by Tribal staff. The DRMT meetings were especially important in providing information exchange and public awareness about the Dungeness Off-channel Reservoir project proposal being developed by Clallam County, and other water issues relevant to the Dungeness Watershed and its stakeholders.

[Worktypes: Coordination on implementing Recovery Plan (Chinook); Evaluation and analyses of restoration projects.]



[Worksite: Point-No-Point Treaty Council Offices]:



b) This task also included salmon recovery planning/assessment activities appointed by JST to the Point-No-Point Treaty Council (Treaty Council), including: 1) assisting in riparian salmonid habitat protection and restoration planning; 2) refining and implementing the ESA-listed Puget Sound Steelhead Recovery Plan and implementing the HCCC Hood Canal/Strait of Juan de Fuca Summer Chum Salmon Recovery Plan through adaptive management; 3) designing projects that address factors limiting the productivity and viability of ESA-listed Pacific anadromous salmonids, 4) using climate-related streamflow models to identify vulnerabilities to salmon habitat; and, 5) participating in other recovery forums, processes and initiatives focused on improving salmonid productivity and viability in the region.

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Project Benefit    


This project will assist with capacity support so that the Tribe’s Habitat Program and Environmental Planning Program staff may continue habitat restoration planning efforts, largely aimed at riparian and floodplain restoration, which is necessary to promote salmonid/treaty resource recovery. Floodplain reconnection is our (as well as the Dungeness River Management Team’s) highest priority for increasing salmonid spawning and rearing habitat, and for reducing the potential for high flood events to scour salmon redds, projected to be more frequent with climate change, particularly in river reaches constrained by hard armoring or dikes. Technical assistance to and partnerships with restoration groups will target key factors limiting salmonid productivity, including low flows, undesirable channel morphology, and other habitat impairments. Treaty Council efforts allow us to extend our local planning and coordinating capacity, as well as to participate in more regional efforts that impact treaty rights.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$95,510
Report Total:$95,510


Project Map



Worksites

PNPTC/Strait of Juan de Fuca    


  • Worksite Identifier: PNPTC/Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • Start Date: 01/01/2022
  • End Date: 12/31/2022
Area Description
Using PNPTC office Lat/Long

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Puget Sound (17110019)
  • Watershed: Olalla Valley-Frontal Puget Sound (1711001907)
  • Subwatershed: Big Valley-Frontal Puget Sound (171100190707)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.738712
  • Longitude: -122.63533

ESU

  • Hood Canal Summer-run Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 50,842.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 173,589.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 50,842.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.2 Coordination on implementation of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan Implemented
          Shared Strategy Development Committee and National Marine Fisheries Service. 2007. Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan for the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Comprised of two documents: 1) Shared Strategy Development Committee, 2005, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan, Volumes I and II, adopted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on January 19, 2007; and 2) NMFS, 2006, Final Supplement to the Shared Strategy's Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan. Hals, Hansi and the Dungeness River Restoration Work Group. 2003. Recommended Land Protection Strategies for the Dungeness Riparian Area. Contributors include: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Clallam County, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Clallam Conservation District, Private Landowners). Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Blyn, Washington. Knapp, Robert. 2017. Technical Memo 2017: Update of Recommended Land Protection Strategies for the Dungeness Riparian Area. Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Blyn, Washington.
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.b
          Description and scope of the Recovery Plan implemented
          Shared Strategy Development Committee and National Marine Fisheries Service. 2007. How project supports plan implementation: This ongoing project supports plan implementation by providing staff salary support to engage with outside entities to have dialogue about the most effective restoration practices within and beyond our home watershed, the Dungeness. Dungeness riparian corridor restoration planning has included planning for: land protection strategies of specific riparian and drift cell parcels, Dungeness floodplain restoration (e.g., dike setbacks), lower Dungeness River restoration and large woody debris installation. All of these efforts are among the 10 strategic elements for recovery listed in the Dungeness Chapter of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan. Hals, Hansi and the Dungeness River Restoration Work Group. 2003. How project supports plan implementation: The plan recommends a suite of strategies for the restoration and protection of individual land parcels along the Dungeness corridor. Our staff actively track such opportunities and conduct the due diligence necessary for the implementing the recommendations. Knapp, Robert. 2017. How project supports plan implementation: This document updates the 2003 document, mentioned above, and staff strategize on ways to implement stream reaches as a higher priority over individual riparian land parcels.
      •      . . . . B.1.b.9 Evaluation/analysis of restoration plans and projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.a
          Name of plan implemented
          North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity Group. 2019. 2020 and 2021 NOPLE Four Year Work Plan. Port Angeles, WA. URL: https://srpconnect.rco.wa.gov/File/180/26124
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          Scope: The plan is a roadmap which guides the North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon's salmon recovery and ecosystem restoration efforts across the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. It contains a list of ranked work plan projects. How project supports plan implementation: Project supports participation in NOPLE meetings and related field trips, project prioritization, presentations, etc., and by providing technical and planning support to Tribal-sponsored projects and other project sponsors utilizing the plan.

Sequim-Dungeness Watersheds    


  • Worksite Identifier: Sequim-Dungeness Watersheds
  • Start Date: 07/04/2022
  • End Date: 04/21/2023
Area Description
Using Tribal Center Lat/Long

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound (171100)
  • Subbasin: Dungeness-Elwha (17110020)
  • Watershed: Jimmycomelately Creek-Frontal Sequim Bay (1711002002)
  • Subwatershed: Town of Blyn-Frontal Sequim Bay (171100200202)
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.025441
  • Longitude: -122.996419

ESU

  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 44,668.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 173,589.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 44,668.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.2 Coordination on implementation of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan Implemented
          *Shared Strategy Development Committee and National Marine Fisheries Service. 2007. Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan for the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Comprised of two documents: 1) Shared Strategy Development Committee, 2005, Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan, Volumes I and II, adopted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on January 19, 2007; and 2) NMFS, 2006, Final Supplement to the Shared Strategy's Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan. *Hals, Hansi and the Dungeness River Restoration Work Group. 2003. Recommended Land Protection Strategies for the Dungeness Riparian Area. Contributors include: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Clallam County, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Clallam Conservation District, Private Landowners). Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Blyn, Washington. *Knapp, Robert. 2017. Technical Memo 2017: Update of Recommended Land Protection Strategies for the Dungeness Riparian Area. Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Blyn, Washington
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.b
          Description and scope of the Recovery Plan implemented
          *For Shared Strategy Plan: How project supports plan implementation: This ongoing project supports plan implementation by providing staff salary support to engage with outside entities to have dialogue about the most effective restoration practices within and beyond our home watershed, the Dungeness. Dungeness riparian corridor restoration planning has included planning for: land protection strategies of specific riparian and drift cell parcels, Dungeness floodplain restoration (e.g., dike setbacks), lower Dungeness River restoration and large woody debris installation. All of these efforts are among the 10 strategic elements for recovery listed in the Dungeness Chapter of the Puget Sound Salmon *For Hals, Hansi Plan: How project supports plan implementation: The plan recommends a suite of strategies for the restoration and protection of individual land parcels along the Dungeness corridor. Our staff actively track such opportunities and conduct the due diligence necessary for the implementing the recommendations. *For Knapp, Robert Document: How project supports plan implementation: This document updates the 2003 document, mentioned above, and staff strategize on ways to implement stream reaches as a higher priority over individual riparian land parcels.
      •      . . . . B.1.b.9 Evaluation/analysis of restoration plans and projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.a
          Name of plan implemented
          2018. North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon. 2018 and 2019 Four Year Work Plan. Port Angeles, WA.
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          The plan is a roadmap which guides the North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon's salmon recovery and ecosystem restoration efforts across the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. It contains a 2018/2019 list (dated 1/18/13) of ranked work plan narratives, review group scores, criteria, and other important project information. How project supports plan implementation: Project supports participation in NOPLE meetings and related field trips, project prioritization, presentations, etc., and by providing technical and planning support to Tribal-sponsored projects and other project sponsors utilizing the plan.