Mission Creek Habitat Complexity

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID010 20 CW
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date01/01/2021
End Date11/30/2023
Year2020
StatusOngoing
Last Edited12/21/2021
 
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Description    


The Mission Creek Habitat Complexity will install small wood structures (BDAs and PALs), ELJs, and rocks/boulders instream, revegetate riparian areas, and install cattle exclusion fencing and livestock watering systems along a 2.02 mile segment of Mission Creek, Idaho. An existing culvert will receive streambank stabilization treatment at its downstream end with logs, rock, revetments, and vegetation to curb erosion. Currently there is very little habitat complexity in the stream due to human practices. Wood structures will provide instream habitat complexity through pool creation and rearing cover, slow stream velocity, trap debris, and improve meadow function by raising water tables.


Note that BDAs and PALs are captured under other engineered structures in the metrics.

Project Benefit    


The project goals include 1) improve meadow function by elevating stream channels and raising water tables nearer to natural levels, 2) improve in-stream habitat complexity and provide areas for increased pool creation, and 3) reduce elevated water temperatures for steelhead. As channel complexity improves, the number of juvenile steelhead utilizing this 2.02 mile stream segment are expected to increase.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 2.02
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .59
  Acres Treated 2.0
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 500.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$174,611
Other$45,202
In-Kind Other$13,000
Report Total:$232,813


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Worksites

WS-1    


  • Worksite Identifier: WS-1
  • Start Date: 01/01/2021
  • End Date: 11/30/2023
Area Description
Mission Creek Habitat Complexity

Location Information

  • Basin: Clearwater
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.173517
  • Longitude: -116.650153

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 .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . 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
      •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing
        •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding
          •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated
          •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area
          •      . . . . C.6.b.3 Cubic yards (to nearest yard) of sediment prevented from entering stream (Cubic yards)
          •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.2 Upland livestock management action(s) taken (LOV)
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.3 Upland acres managed for livestock
            •      . . . . . . C.6.j.4 Number of livestock water installations/developments