Lower Big Quilcene River Riparian Protection

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition Riparian Habitat
Project ID14-1321 AR
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date09/18/2014
End Date06/30/2018
Year2014
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


Jefferson Land Trust used this grant to acquire and restore a 14-acre parcel that includes approximately 1/4 mile of riparian habitat along both sides of the main-stem of the Big Quilcene river, located near the town of Quilcene in Jefferson County. Floodplain and side channel habitat are also included in the new Preserve area.The goal of this project was to contribute to a protected corridor along the lower Big Quilcene River, aiding passage and spawning of multiple salmon species including ESA listed Hood Canal summer run chum and steelhead, chinook, coho and others. This Preserve helps preserve the intact and functioning forested riparian/floodplain, main stem, wetland, and associated steep slopes on site and has allowed for noxious weed removal, including knotweed control. Following noxious weed removal areas were closely monitored. Natural reseeding of native conifers occurred, eliminating the need for extensive replanting. This project supported HCCC’s Summer Chum Recovery Plan which identifies the lower mile as the stretch of the river where most summer chum spawning occurs, and complements a number of planning, acquisition, and restoration projects funded in previous years both upstream and downstream of this property. Recreational fishing access has been expressed as an important community value and will continue with Jefferson Land Trust ownership. The local public school has also expressed interest in holding environmental science classes at the new Preserve.

Project Benefit    


The project goal was to acquire in fee and restore to native forest condition a 14-acre riparian forest that includes approximately 1/4 mile of the Biq Quilcene River, associated side channel, and floodplain habitat.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 14.2 14.2
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
.50 .50
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .50 .50
  Acres Treated 7.7 7.7

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$137,297
Other$24,228
Report Total:$161,525


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1-Lower Big Quilcene River Ac    


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Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.81679738
  • Longitude: -122.88277435

ESU

  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Hood Canal Summer-run 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 13,186.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .50
    •      . . 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.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 13,186.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .50
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 7.7
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Rubus discolor, Hedera helix, Clematis vitalba, Ilex aquifolium, Prunus laurocerasus, Jacobea vulgaris, Cirsium arvense, Polygonum cuspidatum
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 7.7
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.4 Miles of streambank treated for riparian plant removal/control .50
      •      . . . . C.5.j.1 Debris/structures removalY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.j.2 Acres of riparian treated for debris/structures removal 7.7
      •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 148,339.25
        •      . . . . 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.3 Type of property protected (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 .50
          •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 14.2