Lower Dean Creek Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID07-1692 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date12/07/2007
End Date06/15/2012
Year2007
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


Lower Columbia FEG completed the Lower Dean Creek Restoration project located where Dean Creek flows into the East Fork Lewis River near La Center in Clark County. This project rehabilitated riparian and channel conditions on both sides of the lower 1,515 feet of Dean Creek and 1,800 feet of the East Fork Lewis River. The project restored 27 acres of floodplain riparian habitat on this 52-acre parcel purchased by Clark County with SRFB funding. The project addressed 4,830 feet of streambank through a combination of instream placement of large wood complexing and installation and maintenance of over 22,000 new trees.
ESA listed fish species which benefit from this project include Chinook, chum and coho salmon, and winter and summer steelhead trout. The project was conducted in partnership with Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Commission and Clark Public Utilities Watershed Enhancement Department.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project was achieved to improve instream morphology and habitat in salmon bearing streams. The project increased instream cover, spawning, and resting areas.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .30 .30
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.00
  Acres Treated 27.0
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 1
  Miles Opened .01

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$281,695
In-Kind Volunteers$70,768
In-Kind Donated Labor$224,708
In-Kind Other$154,679
Report Total:$731,850


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Worksites

1-Lower Dean Creek Restoratio    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Lower Dean Creek Restoratio
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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: 45.83104008
  • Longitude: -122.63981433

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Columbia River Chum 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 731,974.57
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 2.00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Watershed plan
    •      . . 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 8,604.04
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .01
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . 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 1
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 258,121.15
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .30
        •      . . . . 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 1.00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .40
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1.0
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 3
        •      . . . . 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 .15
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 3
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 4
        •      . . . . 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 .10
        •      . . . . C.4.g.1 Plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.2
            Species of plants removed/controlled
            japanese knotweed, Blackberries, and Reed Canary grass
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.3 Miles of stream treated for plant removal/control 1.00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.g.4 Acres of streambed treated for plant removal/control 1.0
        •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 465,249.39
          •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 1.00
          •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 27.0
          •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
              Species of plants planted in riparian
              Willow, Oregon Ash, cottonwood, cedar etc
            •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 27.0