Upper Elochoman River Salmon Conservation Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID10-1671 A
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date12/10/2010
End Date12/31/2014
Last Edited04/19/2022
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The Upper Elochoman River Conservation Project purchased and conserved 151 acres of riparian land along 2.6 miles of the upper Elochoman River outside of Cathlamet in Wahkiakum County, Washington. The forested riparian habitat is relatively natural with enhancement and restoration potential, offering a significant watershed benefits to the Elochoman Watershed as a whole. It is adjacent to Washington Department of Natural Resources Trust Lands of which 400 acres adjacent to the project site are managed for marbled murrelet and northern spotted owl. This reach of the Elochoman River and its many tributaries on the property are important habitat for juvenile and adult coho, chinook, and steelhead, including for spawning. Spawning occurs in tributaries in and near the property. Endangered marbled murrelet and northern spotted owl are also in the near vicinity. Columbia Land Trust purchased the property in March 2012 and will provide conservation stewardship of the site’s habitat values in perpetuity. While the property is in fairly natural condition, there are ample opportunities to restore it further through activities such as road removal, culvert upgrades and tree thinning. Long term stewardship will include implementing a plan to maintain and enhance existing conservation values, and monitoring as part of an adaptive management program. Restoration activities may include removing ditching and road fill, planting conifers, and weed control.

Project Benefit    

Acquisition of 151 acres of riparian land along 2.6 miles of the upper Elochoman River


Metric Completed Originally
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 150.9 145.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
2.60 2.60

Funding Details

Report Total:$530,537

Project Map


1-Upper Elochoman River    

  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Upper Elochoman River
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Columbia
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette R. - Lower Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.29281424
  • Longitude: -123.26195623


  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Lower Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon ESU




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 530,537.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 2.60
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, May 28, 2010, Lower Columbia Habitat Strategy, SalmonPORT, www.lowercolumbiasalmonrecovery.org/mappage#b.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 530,536.79
      •      . . . . 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 2.60
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 150.9