Lower Cispus Side Channels Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID13-1156 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date12/04/2013
End Date12/31/2017
Year2013
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, in partnership with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, created new and enhanced existing side channel habitat at two sites near the lower Cispus River southeast of Randle, Lewis County. The project included excavation of a new 1,100 side channel to intercept groundwater near the confluence of the North Fork Cispus and Cispus Rivers, and a new 850 channel and deepening, enhancement, and extension of an existing side channel near the confluence of Yellowjacket Creek and the Cispus River. Both locations provide excellent rearing habitat for juvenile coho, winter steelhead, and spring Chinook. Adult salmon and steelhead transported around the Cowlitz River hydropower system are planted near the project sites, ensuring use by their offspring.

Project Benefit    


Create and enhance side channel habitat at two sites near the lower Cispus River southeast of Randle, Lewis County. Off-channel habitat created through the project will provide rearing habitat for salmonid juveniles and habitat for a range of aquatic species.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .57 .34

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$229,300
Other$96,136
In-Kind Donated Labor$11,899
In-Kind Other$23,710
Report Total:$361,045


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Worksites

1-Lower Cispus Side Channels    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Lower Cispus Side Channels
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Area Description

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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: 46.44187051
  • Longitude: -121.84534002

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Southwest Washington 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 361,044.78
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .57
    •      . . 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 361,044.78
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .57
      •      . . . . 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 .57
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .57
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2.1
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 14