Grays River - Fossil Creek Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID18-1411 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date12/05/2018
End Date01/13/2022
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group designed and built a fish habitat enhancement project within the coastal ecozone benefitting ESA-listed Chinook, coho, chum, and steelhead. The project protected and enhanced 16.17 acres of riparian habitat and 0.61 miles of instream conditions in Fossil Creek and the Grays River. We installed 1300 of livestock exclusion fencing in the southern riparian zone of Fossil Creek and removed 4.65 acres of mature blackberry stands. The project is located just upstream of the tidally influence zone of the Grays River less than a mile upstream of the WA-4 bridge. Construction activities were concentrated in the left bank floodplain of the Grays River in Tier 1 habitat. This project was selected from the Grays River Habitat Restoration Technical Report and is part of a watershed-scale approach towards recovery of ESA-listed fish within the context of the modern watershed. LCFEG engaged landowners and community members by providing regular updates at the local Grays River Habitat Enhancement District meetings.

Project Benefit    


The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group designed and built a fish habitat enhancement project within the coastal ecozone benefitting ESA-listed Chinook, coho, chum, and steelhead.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .83 .57
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .82 .70
  Acres Treated 18.2 16.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$249,980
State$100,000
Other$40,000
In-Kind Volunteers$5,423
In-Kind Donated Labor$40,000
Report Total:$435,403


Project Map



Worksites

2-Grays River - SRFB Only    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2-Grays River - SRFB Only
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Columbia
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette R. - Lower Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.36261533
  • Longitude: -123.55916461

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Columbia River Chum Salmon ESU
  • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 294,227.52
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .34
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 247,006.24
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .39
      •      . . . . 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 .39
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 9
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 14
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 47,221.28
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .30
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 12.9
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Acer macrophyllum Alnus rubra Populus trichocarpa Cornus stolonifera Picea sitchensis Symphoricarpos albus Thuja plicata Psuedotsuga menzeizii Salix spp.
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 10.7
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .30
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Rubus armeniacus and Phalaris arundinacea
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 1.1
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .34

1-Fossil Creek - WCRRI & SRFB    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Fossil Creek - WCRRI & SRFB
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Columbia
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette R. - Lower Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.36310931
  • Longitude: -123.55731699

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Columbia River Chum Salmon ESU
  • Southwest Washington Steelhead DPS
  • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 101,175.97
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .36
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 53,817.72
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .44
      •      . . . . 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 .44
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 18
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 20
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 47,358.25
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .52
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 5.3
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Acer macrophyllum Alnus rubra Populus trichocarpa Cornus stolonifera Picea sitchensis Symphoricarpos albus Thuja plicata Psuedotsuga menzeizii Salix spp.
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 3.1
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .36
        •      . . . . C.5.d.1 FencingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.2 Miles of fence along stream .41
          •      . . . . . . C.5.d.3 Acres of riparian area protected by fencing 5.3
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
            Rubus armeniacus and Phalaris arundinacea
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 3.6
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .43