SF Toutle Lower Brownell Reach Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID21-1061 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date09/23/2021
End Date02/28/2026
Year2021
StatusOngoing
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


This project initiates restoration activities in the Brownell Reach of the SF Toutle River (RM 6.5 to 8.5) which was designed through SRFB #18-1409. The project will address natural processes to benefit ESA-listed Chinook, coho, and steelhead as well as resident and anadromous lamprey, trout, and a dozen other coldwater fish species inventoried in the reach. This project will finalize the design to install instream and floodplain woody materials as well as jumpstart riparian and upland plant succession. The project will install shorter term instream and off-channel habitat structures as well as island-forming structures aimed at jumpstarting the establishment of mature floodplain forests in the immediate project reach. Plants for the project will be grown by Toutle Lake HS students and LCFEG staff using local plant stock. The Toutle River was denuded in May 1980 by a lahar and it is still struggling to recover. LCFEG is working on a watershed approach to jumpstart natural recovery of the river by addressing the chronic wood supply shortage. Were currently wrapping up two active restoration projects in the headwaters (SRFB 17-1118 & 17-1119) as we ricochet our attention from the headwaters valley (SRFB 19-1212) to the lower response reach for a multifaceted approach to address key limiting factors for all freshwater life stages of these ESA-listed species.  

Project Benefit    


1) Increase spawning and rearing (summer and winter) habitat quality and quantity for ESA-listed Fall Chinook, early and late returning coho, and winter steelhead in the SF Toutle River.
2) Accelerate successional development of mature riparian forests in the SF Toutle floodplain to increase long term wood supply and restore ecological function to the floodplain habitats.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .59
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .79
  Acres Treated 23.9

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$771,342
In-Kind Volunteers$35,455
In-Kind Other$105,084
Report Total:$911,881


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Worksites

1-SF Toutle River    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-SF Toutle River
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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: 46.29195859
  • Longitude: -122.63911791

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
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . 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
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting
        •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
            Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control
          •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control