SF Nooksack Instream Restoration - Van Zandt

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID07-1800 R
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date12/13/2007
End Date07/31/2011
Year2007
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


The project involved the design and construction of fourteen complex logjams within a 0.5-mile segment of the lower South Fork Nooksack River (RM0.9-RM1.4) near the mouths of Tawes and Caron Creeks. The goal of the project was to address the habitat factors most limiting the South Fork Nooksack early chinook population in the reach: low habitat diversity, lack of deep holding pools with cover, and high summer water temperatures.

According to the Puget Sound TRT, the South Fork population has the highest risk of near-term extinction among the 22 populations that comprise the Puget Sound Chinook ESU, and its recovery is considered critical to recovery of the ESU as a whole. The highest near-term priority for WRIA 1 salmon recovery is to conserve the South Fork early chinook population by initiating a native stock-rebuilding program and implementing projects that deliver immediate improvement in capacity and productivity downstream from the hatchery program site (RM14.3). The project, the third in a series of logjam projects below the Acme Bridge (RM8.5), was designed and constructed to increase the frequency and depth of holding pools, availability of instream cover, and availability of temperature refugia by encouraging formation of complex pools in a zone of groundwater and tributary influence to the river. Life stages affected include upstream migration, holding, spawning, and rearing for early chinook; bull trout and steelhead that spawn higher in the basin will also be affected.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to improve instream morphology and habitat in salmon bearing streams. The objective of the project is to increase instream cover, spawning, and resting areas.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .50 .50
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .50
  Acres Treated 5.0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$303,124
Other$52,453
Report Total:$355,577


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Worksites

1-VanZandt Reach    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-VanZandt Reach
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 48.64867047
  • Longitude: -122.11992692

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS
  • Odd-year
  • Puget Sound 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 349,688.49
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Puget Sound Chinook Recovery Plan
    •      . . 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 349,688.49
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .50
      •      . . . . 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 .50
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 13
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 14
      •      . . . . 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 .50
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 5.0
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Thuja plicata, Psuedotsuga menziesii, Picea sitchensis, Abies grandis, Populus tricocarpa, Salix spp.
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 5.0