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 Date06/30/2023
Year2020
StatusOngoing
Last Edited08/05/2022
 
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Description    


This on-going planning effort will allow the Tribe’s habitat program and environmental planning program staff to continue developing, and/or coordinating with partners on, new or ongoing projects that 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 is on continuing riparian habitat and floodplain restoration and protection within the lower 11 miles of the Dungeness riparian corridor and relevant shorelines. Tribal staff will continue to engage in planning and coordination of floodplain and riparian restoration and protection projects, such as those identified in the Tribe’s Recommended Land Protection Strategies for the Dungeness River Riparian Area (2003) (and 2017 update) and/or in the Dungeness Chapter of the Chinook Recovery Plan. Key elements of these plans include protecting, via acquisition, properties with high value riparian and floodplain habitat, and allowing for needed restoration of others, such as with revegetation; large woody debris installation; and/or bulkhead, dike or other human-made structure removals or setback projects, along with associated due diligence.
Planning could also include writing related conservation and/or stewardship plans, and/or planning for drift cell protection and other Dungeness and estuary/marine nearshore habitat restoration opportunities throughout the river corridor, as opportunities arise.
[Worktype: Coordination on implementing recovery plan]

2) Providing technical assistance to partners planning and implementing restoration projects benefiting ESA-listed salmonids.
Technical assistance to and partnerships with community members or restoration groups will target key factors limiting salmonid productivity, including low flows, undesirable channel morphology, and other habitat impairments. In some cases, technical assistance may include design preparation and/or related technical review, such as subsequent phases of the Dungeness Levee Setback projects, or other dike setbacks or efforts leading to such activities.
[Worktype: Evaluation and analyses of restoration projects]

3) Coordinating activities related to ESA-listed salmonid recovery and watershed restoration.
a) The Tribe will continue to co-lead the Dungeness River Management Team (DRMT), as well as restoration project meetings, as opportunities arise. JST staff and the DRMT will continue 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.
[Worktypes: Coordination on implementing Recovery Plan (Chinook); Evaluation and analyses of restoration projects.]

[Worksite: Point-No-Point Treaty Council Offices]:
b) This task also includes salmon recovery planning/assessment activities appointed by Jamestown to the Point-No-Point Treaty Council (Treaty Council), such as: 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.
[Worktypes: Coordination on implementing Recovery Plan (Chinook); Coordination on developing Recovery Plan (steelhead); Evaluation and analyses of r

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$96,866
Report Total:$96,866


Project Map



Worksites

PNPTC/Strait of Juan de Fuca    


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

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • 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 .00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding
      •      . . . . B.1.b.1 Development of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.1.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.1.b
          Description and Scope of the Recovery Plan
      •      . . . . B.1.b.2 Coordination on implementation of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan Implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.b
          Description and scope of the Recovery Plan implemented
      •      . . . . B.1.b.9 Evaluation/analysis of restoration plans and projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.a
          Name of plan implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented

Sequim-Dungeness Watersheds    


  • Worksite Identifier: Sequim-Dungeness Watersheds
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Using Tribal Center Lat/Long

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • 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 .00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding
      •      . . . . B.1.b.1 Development of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.1.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.1.b
          Description and Scope of the Recovery Plan
      •      . . . . B.1.b.2 Coordination on implementation of a Recovery PlanY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.a
          Name of the Recovery Plan Implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.2.b
          Description and scope of the Recovery Plan implemented
      •      . . . . B.1.b.9 Evaluation/analysis of restoration plans and projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.a
          Name of plan implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.9.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented