Tumalum Creek Riparian Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Riparian Habitat Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID00-1698 R
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date01/27/2001
End Date05/01/2005
Year2000
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


Pomeroy Conservation District undertook this riparian buffer restoration project on Tumalum Creek, a tributary of the Tucannon River, targeting Snake River steelhead. Chinook or bull trout may be present at some times of the year. The Tumalum originates on and flows through federal and state lands for approximately 5 stream miles and continues through private lands for approximately 4 stream miles (3.3 miles in the project area owned by one family).
This project started on the Tumalum as it leaves state lands. It was an opportunity to have nearly the complete stream length under either a protection or restoration condition. It is wide valley bottom that changed dramatically in the mid-1960s due to fire and flood conditions. The landowner stated that formerly it was a grassy valley with numerous trees. At the start of the project it was a wide gravel and cobble valley floor with limited vegetation and a stream that flowed sub-surface at times of the year in the lower section. Steelhead spawned in the upper reaches in the spring and survived the summer in deep pools.
This project reestablished a riparian buffer through the 3.3 mile section by planting of approximately 100 acres of native trees and shrubs, installing two off-stream livestock watering systems, installing approximately 40,000 feet of exclosure fence, and seeding the riparian corridor with native herbaceous species. The riparian buffer has been entered into the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program for 15 years.

Project Benefit    


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

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 13.00 2.00
  Acres Treated 115.0 20.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$7,990
Other$88,631
Report Total:$96,621


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Worksites

1-Tumalum Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Tumalum Creek
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Snake
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.36215299
  • Longitude: -117.6652

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 96,621.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 19.00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      This type of project has been identified in all of the Salmon recovery plans for our area. As the Tumalum creek drains into the Tucannon River, this project would benefit the Snake River Steelhead population in the Tucannon Watershed
    •      . . 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 86,516.42
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 13.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 115.0
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Cottonwood, Rugosa Rose, Pacific Willow, Red Osier Dogwood, Coyote Willow, Mackenzie Willow, Black Hawthorn, Mock Orange, Service Berry, Water Birch, Ponderosa Pine
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 115.0
      •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream 13.60
        •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 115.0
      •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 10,104.58
        •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated .0
        •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area .50
        •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.2 Upland livestock management action(s) taken (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.4 Number of livestock water installations/developments 3