Manastash Cr Acquisition & Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Land or Easement Acquisition Riparian Habitat
Project ID13-1347 AR
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date12/04/2013
End Date04/09/2018
Year2012
StatusTerminated
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


The Kittitas County Public Works Department had planned to use this grant to buy and restore nearly 2 acres of floodplain on Manastash Creek in Kittitas County, just below the Brown Road Bridge. The purchase could have prevented further development in this important reach of Manastash Creek. The restoration portion of the original grant applications included demolition of the existing home and outbuildings from the upland area, removal of the levee, and revegetation of the floodplain with native plants. Kittitas County also proposed to purchase conservation easements on three high priority parcels, totaling ~17 acres. The proposed easements were located on the Manastash Creek delta at the Yakima River and along the Manastash Creek corridor from Brown Road to the delta. Manastash Creek is used by mid-Columbia River steelhead, which are listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act, as well as by Chinook and coho salmon and rainbow and cutthroat trout.


The goals for this project looked attainable when the project began, but after the property appraisals and appraisal reviews were delivered to the landowners, there was a hesitancy on the part of the landowners to accept the offers. Only one of the three landowners of the proposed conservation easements expressed interest in continuing negotiations towards acquisition. However, that parcel was located across from the 2ac property proposed for acquisition and restoration; without also acquiring the 2ac property, minimal benefits would be realized from this single conservation easement so it was not pursued. After multiple attempts to engange the landowners, we decided to close this project and make the money available to another deserving project through the Recreation and Conservation Office.


Project Benefit    


All Properties: Permanently protect the stream, riparian vegeation, and floodplain.



On the Wise Property: Reconnect the stream with its floodplain and enhance floodplain habitat by installing large wood and native plants throughout the floodplain.



Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .00 .10
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected .0 18.3
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
.00 2.00
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .00 .10
  Acres Treated .0 1.6

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$25,969
Other$4,583
Report Total:$30,552


Project Map



Worksites

1-Lower Manastash - Yakima R    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Lower Manastash - Yakima R
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Yakima
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.99480065
  • Longitude: -120.59087616

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . 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 .00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .00
      •      . . . . 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 .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .0
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 0
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding .00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            n/a
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .0
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .00
        •      . . . . C.5.j.1 Debris/structures removalY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.j.2 Acres of riparian treated for debris/structures removal .0
        •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 30,552.51
          •      . . . . 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.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
            •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition .00
            •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired .0