Tucannon & Touchet River Riparian Restor

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Riparian Habitat
Project ID00-1168 R
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date07/01/2000
End Date06/30/2005
Year2000
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


The Columbia Conservation District used this grant to continue efforts to protect, enhance, and restore degraded riparian areas in the Tucannon and Touchet River watersheds and their sub-basins in southeastern Washington. The project completed riparian native tree planting on a total of 19 sites, 10 in the Touchet watershed and 9 in the Tucannon. The total project area was 93.43 acres, covering 4.28 miles. Acres treated in the Tucannon were 54.17 covering 2.48 miles and acres treated in the Touchet were 39.26 covering 1.80 miles. A total of 56,055 stems were planted utilizing mechanical methods
High stream temperatures are a primary limiting factor impacting salmonids in both watersheds as identified in the Tucannon River Model Watershed Plan, the Walla Walla Basin Assessment, and other assessments.
Project objectives were to reduce temperatures and complement riparian and instream habitat projects. Supporting goals were to increase adult pre-spawning survival, egg incubation success, and juvenile rearing.
Project sites were identified through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)/ Salmon and Steelhead Status Inventory (SASSI) process for critical/depressed salmon stocks and spawning/rearing areas.
The Tucannon River, with a watershed of 208,000 acres (excluding the Pataha sub-basin) and tributary to the Snake River in WRIA 35, is home to ESA-listed stocks of spring and fall Chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout. The Touchet River, a 243,000-acre watershed within Columbia County and tributary to the Walla Walla River in WRIA 32, is home to ESA-listed stocks of steelhead and bull trout.
The Columbia Conservation District worked with landowners, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bonneville Power Administration, Natural Resource Conservation Service, US Forest Service, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Nez Pierce Tribe, and others to ensure efforts were effective and successful.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project was to restore native riparian vegetation along salmon bearing streams. The objective of the project was to restore natural streamside vegetation, improve stream temperature, reduce erosion, filtration, and recruit large woody debris.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 4.28 4.20
  Acres Treated 93.5 91.6

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$26,350
Other$65,727
Report Total:$92,077


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Worksites

1-Tucannon Watershed    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Tucannon Watershed
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Snake
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.43230667
  • Longitude: -117.73046926

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Snake River Fall 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 9,896.06
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 2.48
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Tucannon Subbasin Plans
    •      . . 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 9,896.06
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 2.48
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 54.2
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Amelanchier alnifolia, Cornus stolonifera, Crataegus douglasii, Holodiscus discolor, Philadelphus lewisii, Pinus ponderosa, Populus trichocarpa, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Robinia pseudoacacia, Rosa rugosa, Rosa woodsii, Salix spp., Sambucus cerulea, She
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 54.2

2-Touchet Watershed    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2-Touchet Watershed
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.27435957
  • Longitude: -117.89561841

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 25,984.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.80
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Walla Walla Subbasin Plan
    •      . . 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 25,984.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 1.80
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 39.3
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Amelanchier alnifolia, Cornus stolonifera, Crataegus douglasii, Holodiscus discolor, Philadelphus lewisii, Pinus ponderosa, Populus trichocarpa, Pseudotsuga douglasii, Robinia pseudoacacia, Rosa rugosa, Rosa woodsii, Salix spp., Sambucus cerulea, She
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 39.3