Nisqually River Watershed Revegetation

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Riparian Habitat
Project ID00-1862 R
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date02/01/2001
End Date05/30/2005
Year2000
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


This project established and/or improved riparian buffers along streams in the Nisqually River Watershed by utilizing two existing programs at the Pierce Conservation District. Technicians from the Farm Assistance program worked with landowners to prepare a riparian buffer planting plan. All planting plans were written according to USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service specifications and standards. Stream Team hired WCC crews for site prep, order materials, and coordinate volunteers to plant the buffer. Trees and shrubs have potential to benefit salmon in many ways. They provide shade to cool waters in the summer and provide root strength to prevent streambank erosion. They contribute leaf litter as a food source, and once grown, fall into the stream providing many benefits to juvenile salmon.

Many times, private landowners are interest in improving riparian conditions, but lack the funds and resources to do so. For example, many landowners do not qualify for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program that provides eligible landowners with cost-share dollars to establish streamside buffers. This proposal accommodated those landowners who were not eligible to receive financial help from state and federal programs.

This grant proposal consisted of purchasing plant materials, protective devices to increase survival and time from the Washington Conservation Corps to assist in site preparation.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project was to restore native riparian vegetation along salmon bearing streams. The objective of the project was 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 1.14 .50
  Acres Treated 15.3 .0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$28,890
Other$7,151
In-Kind Volunteers$7,559
Report Total:$43,600


Project Map



Worksites

5-Nisqually River    


  • Worksite Identifier: 5-Nisqually River
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.07579351
  • Longitude: -122.70500597

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 2,876.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .13
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Nisqually River Chinook 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 2,876.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .13
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 1.6
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          15 native tree and shrub species
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 1.6

1-Muck Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Muck Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.07116799
  • Longitude: -122.70599339

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 6,211.25
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .20
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      N/A
    •      . . 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 6,211.25
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .20
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.0
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Several Native Species
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 2.0

4-Tanwax Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 4-Tanwax Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 46.87263943
  • Longitude: -122.44018154

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 2,054.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .06
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      N/A
    •      . . 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 2,054.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .06
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 1.2
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          12 different native tree and shrub species
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 1.2

3-Lacamas Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 3-Lacamas Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.00089289
  • Longitude: -122.51659545

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 10,683.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .35
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      N/A
    •      . . 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 10,683.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .35
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 6.0
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Several Native Species
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 6.0

2-Mashel River    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2-Mashel River
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 46.74684149
  • Longitude: -121.98758809

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 3,698.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .10
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      N/A
    •      . . 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 3,698.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .10
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.0
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Several Native Species
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 2.0

6-Ohop Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 6-Ohop Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 46.87236679
  • Longitude: -122.28699256

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 18,078.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .30
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      N/A
    •      . . 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 18,078.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .30
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.5
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Several Native Tree and Shrub Species
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 2.5