South Fork Coppei Creek Riparian Buffer

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition Riparian Habitat
Project ID00-1693 AR
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date04/01/2001
End Date12/01/2003
Year2001
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


Tri-State Steelheaders used this funding for the Hansen Project, located on the South Fork of Coppei Creek in Southeastern Walla Walla county, which combined in-stream habitat construction, riparian habitat restoration, and a 280-acre conservation easement to protect & enhance spawning/rearing habitat for endangered steelhead trout. Livestock were permanently excluded from more than two miles of stream bank. Riparian areas damaged by decades of grazing were restored. Spawning & rearing of endangered steelhead were enhanced through construction of in-stream structures. Mature stands of Douglas Fir and Yellow Pine, located on steep hillsides adjacent to the stream are now permanently protected from commercial logging. Three spring-fed tributary creeks to Coppei Creek were protected, so cold year-round flows can continue to enhance the streams water quality. Housing development, including construction of seven approved home building sites on the project, will never occur.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to protect and restore native riparian vegetation along salmon bearing streams. The objective of the project is to protect and restore natural streamside vegetation, improve stream temperature, reduce erosion, filtration, and recruit large woody debris.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 279.6 559.2
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
2.75 2.75
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.40 1.40
  Acres Treated 33.0 33.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$294,478
In-Kind Other$85,092
Report Total:$379,570


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Worksites

1-Hansen Harvester Inc.    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Hansen Harvester Inc.
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.16445043
  • Longitude: -118.08532238

ESU

  • Middle Columbia River 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 392,968.82
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.40
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Completed prior to Watershed Plan and Salmon Recovery Plan
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 392,968.82
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 1.40
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 33.0
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Pinus ponderosa Spirea douglasii Symphoricarpus albus Ribes giganteum Pseudotsuga menzesii
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 86.6
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          weed control
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 6.0
      •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 163,725.47
        •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
        •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition 2.75
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 279.6