Larson Creek Fish Passage Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID01-1220 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date11/01/2002
End Date03/31/2006
Year2002
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


The Lower Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group used this funding for the Larson Creek Fish Passage project, which restored fish passage to the beaver pond, wetland, and stream complex that had been inaccessible due to a perched culvert and an aggraded stream channel. The grant was used to place one 30’ X 8’ baffled culvert under Stauffer Road for fish passage, to create 2,500 square feet of ponded rearing habitat, and to use spoils to build a 300’ berm to isolate Larson Creek over-flow from a county ditch. In addition, the project placed large wood debris in creek and ponds, planted several thousand trees, re-vegetated disturbed soils with native grasses, and placed two fish-ways around beaver dams.
Larson Creek feeds into the complex and is very small and is primarily fed by springs that keep the flows very cold in summer and keep winter flows moderate. These conditions make the site well-suited for juvenile salmonid rearing. The culvert crossing Stauffer road was perched 2.5 high and was located just 45 from the confluence with the Little Washougal River. Partners included Bonneville Power Administration, Camas Washougal Wildlife League, Clark County Public Works, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. This project benefited juvenile salmon of all species by creating access to ideal off-channel winter and summer rearing habitat. Adult Coho and winter Steelhead have been noted using the spawning habitat, and sea-run and resident cutthroat trout have additionally benefited from this new spawning habitat.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to connect isolated habitat to increase the range and distribution of salmon.

The objective of the project is to increase access to areas blocked by human-caused impediments.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .50
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .01
  Acres Treated .0
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 1 1
  Miles Opened 1.00 1.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$61,500
Other$15,146
In-Kind Volunteers$25,000
Report Total:$101,646


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Worksites

1-Larson Creek Fish Passage P    


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Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Columbia
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette R. - Lower Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.65408825
  • Longitude: -122.34651902

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Lower Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Lower Columbia River 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 84,160.18
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .05
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board Plan
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 31,381.76
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 1.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.c.1 Fish passage blockages removed or altered (other than road crossings reported in C.2.f to C.2.i)Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.c.2 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers removed/altered 1
      •      . . . . C.2.d.1 Fishway chutes or pools installedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.d.2 Number of fishway chutes/pools installed 1
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade .50
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 38,513.98
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .50
        •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .0
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1
        •      . . . . 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 .02
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 1
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 1
        •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized .00
        •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 14,264.44
          •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .01
          •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .0
          •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
              Species of plants planted in riparian
              Salix sp.
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .0