Bear Gulch Coho Stream Habitat Enhancement Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID1611968194447
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date04/26/2021
End Date03/31/2025
Last Edited06/23/2022
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The purpose of the Project is to improve instream habitat for salmonids. The Project is necessary because the lack of large wood in the stream channel has negatively affected the quality and quantity of salmonid habitat within Bear Gulch by reducing the amount of large channel forming features and the limiting complex cover for salmonids. Adding complex large wood features improves geomorphic function by capturing spawning gravels, improving winter and summer instream refugia, backflooding off-channel habitat and improving access to floodplains.

Project Benefit    

The specific objective of this project is to improve the quality and quantity of spawning and rearing habitat for Coho Salmon by installing large wood in Bear Gulch. This project will result in a total of 34 large wood features consisting of 87 pieces of wood over 3,315 feet of stream, exceeding the ?very good? category for large wood frequency, as outlined in federal Coho recovery plans. The addition of appropriately sized wood to meet target criteria will enhance the quality, quantity, and complexity of spawning and rearing habitat for salmonids.


Metric Completed Originally
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .63

Funding Details

In-Kind Donated Labor$47,803
In-Kind Other$49,118
Report Total:$298,028

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 1611968194673
  • Start Date:
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Area Description
Bear Gulch

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.388737
  • Longitude: -123.671465


  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Northern California Steelhead DPS




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . 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.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel