East Fork Lewis - Christopher

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID08-1723 A
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date12/11/2008
End Date12/31/2009
Last Edited04/19/2022
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The Columbia Land Trust used this funding to help purchase 11.8 acres of high-quality shoreline, riparian, and associated uplands habitat on the East Fork Lewis River, two miles north of the City of Battle Ground in Clark County. The acquisition prevents conversion of the property to residential development and subsequent degradation of riparian habitat and function. The site contains two legal developable lots and over 1,000 lineal feet of shoreline. The project is located in Reach 8 B, a Tier 1 Reach. The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board (LCFRB ) ranked this as the number one reach for chum preservation within the subbasin. In addition to chum, the protection of this property will benefit coho, fall Chinook, and steelhead. This property adds to a complex of over 2,200 acres of protected properties along 12 miles of the East Fork Lewis River.
Prior to acquisition the risk of conversion was imminent. The property is zoned R 5, allowing for two home sites, and the previous landowner was poised to sell the property for development. Its proximity to Battle Ground makes it very desirable for residential development. The LCFRB 6-Year Work Schedule for this subbasin states, “preventing additional degradation will be important for habitat recovery. Protection of this property maintains floodplain function and channel migration, channel structure and stability, water quality, and hillslope processes.
Funding partners included Clark County Conservation Futures, a private foundation, and the landowner.

Project Benefit    

The goal of the project is to protect degraded habitat from further degradation with the intent to restore the habitat. The objective of the project is to protect degraded salmon refugia, and habitat part of key ecological processes.

The goal of the project is to protect intact habitat from degradation. The objective of the project is to protect salmon refugia and habitat that is part of a key ecological process.


Metric Completed Originally
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 11.8 11.8
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
.19 .19

Funding Details

Report Total:$561,514

Project Map


1-East Fork Lewis - Christoph    

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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Columbia
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette R. - Lower Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.81003408
  • Longitude: -122.54682516


  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Columbia River Chum Salmon ESU
  • Lower Columbia River Steelhead DPS




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 561,514.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .20
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Plan
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 561,513.91
      •      . . . . 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 .19
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 11.8