Hare Creek Mainstem Instream Habitat Enhancement Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID1611968227070
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date05/10/2021
End Date02/28/2023
Year2018
StatusOngoing
Last Edited04/13/2022
 
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Description    


The purpose of the Project is to enhance instream rearing habitats for Coho Salmon and steelhead trout. The Project is necessary due to decades of forest legacy impacts that left riparian stands ill-equipped for natural instream wood recruitment as well as considerable stream clearing efforts in the 1960s-1980s that left the watershed lacking adequate habitat complexity and geomorphic function. 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.

The specific objective of the Project is to construct approximately 97 instream features within a 15,500 foot (2.9-mile) section of Hare Creek, consisting of 185 pieces of large wood.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the Project is to improve the quality and quantity of spawning and rearing habitat for Coho Salmon in Hare Creek by installing large wood features. The addition of these large wood structures will increase stream habitat complexity, pool frequency, pool depth, high-flow refugia, and over-summer rearing habitat for Coho Salmon and steelhead trout.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 2.90

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$283,321
In-Kind Donated Labor$22,202
In-Kind Other$104,500
Report Total:$410,023


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Worksites

1611968227289    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1611968227289
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Area Description
Hare Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.39784
  • Longitude: -123.75092

ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • 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.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel