Reach 8 Washougal Restoration-Ostenson

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat Wetland
Project ID06-2183 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date01/01/2007
End Date02/28/2011
Year2006
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


This project addressed mainstem and tributary spawning and rearing habitat on a 80 acre property in Reach 8 of the Washougal River. During mainstem restoration, we installed installed of one large logjam, 3 boulder clusters, and place 10 single logs along the toe of bank to increase habitat complexity in addition to storing/sorting gravel. Since completion, we have observed numerous a pairs of fall Chinook, coho, and steelhead utilizing the cover provided by the LWD and spawning in the newly accumulated gravel. The log jam has successfully endured a numerous large flood events and scoured a 8 ft deep pool that provides excellent adult holding habitat and overhead cover for rearing juveniles.
The restoration of the spring-fed tributary restored access to nearly > 4,000 sq/ft of off channel habitat, created 3 acres of pond habitat for juvenile rearing and 1,400 newly planted trees will provide shade and LWD inputs in the future. The restoration the spring fed creek and constuction of the off channel ponds required the excavation of nearly 3,500 cubic yards of material, installation of 23 plank weirs, and the placement of over 60 pieces of LWD. Two months after construction was completed, approximately 23 adult coho and 2 steelhead accessed the newly opened spring channel and spawned in the new gravel placed at the head of each of the plank weirs. Fish utilization was nearly immediate and successfully seeded the system during the first year! LCFEG staff has observed both juveniles and adult salmonids spawning in the new habitat during the last 3 years. This reach is a high priority for coho salmon and a medium priority for chinook and steelhead, all of which are ESA listed as threatened.


Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to connect isolated freshwater in-stream habitat to increase the range and distribution of salmon. The objective of the project is to increase access to freshwater in-stream side channels, oxbows, and other channels.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .28 .28
Wetland Habitat
  Acres Created .0 .0
  Acres Treated 3.0 3.0
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 3.00
  Acres Treated .5
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 2
  Miles Opened .30

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$245,082
Other$10,176
In-Kind Volunteers$68,819
In-Kind Other$75,334
Report Total:$399,411


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Worksites

1-Reach 8 Washougal Restorati    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Reach 8 Washougal Restorati
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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: 45.6093714
  • Longitude: -122.24664907

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 399,411.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .28
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery and Fish and Wildlife Sub-Basin Plan-Washougal, LCFRB 2004. Six-Year Habitat Strategy Washougal River Sub-basin Plan, LCFRB 2006 Fish Habitat Rehabilitation Procedures manual, watershed circular # 9, BC Fisheries 1997 Stream Habitat Restoration Guidelines, WDFW 2004
    •      . . 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 91,828.91
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .30
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 2
      •      . . . . 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 2
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 231,080.48
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .28
        •      . . . . 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 .30
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .30
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1.1
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2
        •      . . . . 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 .20
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 2
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 92
        •      . . . . 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 .20
        •      . . . . C.4.g.1 Plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.2
            Species of plants removed/controlled
            Himalayan Blackberry, Reed Canary Grass, Japanese Knotweed
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.3 Miles of stream treated for plant removal/control .40
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.4 Acres of streambed treated for plant removal/control 3.0
        •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 76,501.61
          •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 3.00
          •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .5
          •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
              Species of plants planted in riparian
              Pacific and Columbia Willow, Red Osier dogwood, Western Red Cedar, Douglas fir, Oregon ash, Big-leaf Maple, Black cottonwood, Red alder
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 3.0
          •      . . C.8 Wetland ProjectY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . C.8.a Wetland funding .00
            •      . . . . C.8.b Total acres of wetland area treated 3.0
            •      . . . . C.8.d.1 Wetland plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
              •      . . . . . . C.8.d.2
                Species (scientific) name(s) of wetland plants removed
                Reed Canary Grass
              •      . . . . . . C.8.d.3 Acres of wetland treated 1.7
            •      . . . . C.8.f.1 Artificial wetland createdY (Y/N)
              •      . . . . . . C.8.f.2 Artificial wetland acres created .0