Rattlesnake Creek LWD Project Development

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project ID13-1409 P
Recovery DomainsWillamette and Interior Columbia
Start Date12/04/2013
End Date09/30/2015
Year2013
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


Located in Rattlesnake Creek, tributary stream to the White Salmon River, this project allowed Underwood Conservation District to identify, develop and design specific, feasible Large Woody Debris placement projects and related habitat enhancement activities. The project focused on private lands between the mouth of Rattlesnake Creek, where it enters the White Salmon River to the headwaters of Rattlesnake Creek. Work was aimed at establishing landowner willingness and initiating preliminary design work for 4 high priority project sites. Unfortunately, changing circumstances only allowed the development of 3 projects. Over 40 projects were identified and prioritized during this grant period. The project addresses limiting habitat factors for salmon and ESA listed mid-Columbia Steelhead, in migratory, rearing and spawning habitat, in a high priority reach identified in the 2013 Klickitat Lead Entity Region Salmon Recovery Strategy.

Project Benefit    


This project will develop and design specific, feasible Large Woody Debris placement projects and related habitat enhancement activities on private lands between the mouth of Rattlesnake Creek, where it enters the White Salmon River to the headwaters of Rattlesnake Creek. This project focuses on landowner willingness and preliminary design work for 3 high priority project sites.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$80,000
Report Total:$80,000


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Worksites

1-Dunkard Meadow    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Dunkard Meadow
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette and Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.88435558
  • Longitude: -121.28370189

ESU

  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 80,000.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 272.0
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected 32.00
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 80,000.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.8 Conducting habitat restoration scoping and feasibility studiesY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.8.a
          Name of plan implemented
          NMFS. 2009. Middle Columbia River Steelhead Distinct Population Segment ESA Recovery Plan. Northwest Region. November 30
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.8.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          Mid Columbia Steelhead DPS is identified as a listed species in the Klickitat LE strategy. LWD project development specifically responds to Rattlesnake limiting factors cited on page 48 of the LE Strategy. Actions/Needs also cited the need for structures to form pools and restore floodplain connectivity which address overall recovery goals.
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          Klickitat Lead Entity Region Salmon Recovery Strategy, August 2013
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          pg. 48. Rattlesnake Creek Limiting Factors - Low quality pools, sediment inputs affecting spawning gravels. Limited instream cover. Actions/Needs – Add structure to form pools. Restore floodplain connectivity.