Using Wood to Increase Salmon Abundance, Pudding Creek-A BACI Experiment

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Monitoring
Project ID725206
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date06/01/2017
End Date06/02/2021
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/14/2022
 
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Description    


The purpose of this project was to determine if treating over 80% of a treatment stream with large wood (Pudding Creek) would increase Coho Salmon and steelhead growth, production and survival by increasing summer and winter habitat relative to a control stream (Caspar Creek). This is the first experiment of its kind in California designed to answer the question will adding large wood to a stream make more fish (e.g. increase smolt production)? All FY13 and FY14 funds were spent within their appropriate award windows.

Project Benefit    


Expected benefits is to show adding wood into a stream increases smolt production or not. The answer to this question will have a dramatic effect on how restoration funds are spent.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 18.40 16.26

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$746,818
State$1,401
In-Kind Other$124,678
Report Total:$872,897


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Worksites

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Area Description
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Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
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  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.446
  • Longitude: -123.736

ESU

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

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Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 872,897.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      Using Large Wood to Increase Salmon Abundance in Pudding Creek: A BACI Experiment (P1210304)
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Bennett, S., et al. 2016. Progress and Challenges of testing the effectiveness of stream restoration in the Pacific Northwest using intensively monitored watersheds. Fisheries 41: 93-103.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 10
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      CDFW, Lyme Redwood Forest Co., Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Cal Fire, PSMFC, USFS, Eco Logical Research, Sitka Technology Group, NOAA
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 3
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Natalie Okun, Jamie McGuire, Mark Henderson, Sarah Gallagher, Emily Lang, and Elizabeth Mackey (2021), Large Wood Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring in a Coastal Northern California Stream: A Paired Watershed Before-After-Control-Impact Study. FRGP Grant# P1710537, Fort Bragg, CA. 70 pages
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 872,897.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 18.40
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 42.2
      •      . . . . E.1.b.3 Square miles of water monitored (Square miles)
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.1.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for adult salmonids 48.78
      •      . . . . E.1.c.2 Salmonid smolt or fry monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.2.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Salmonid smolt or fry 48.78
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds 48.78
      •      . . . . E.1.c.5 Carcass countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.5.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Carcasses 48.78
      •      . . . . E.1.c.13 Restoration effectiveness monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.13.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) of stream or streambank monitored 18.40
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.13.c # acres (to nearest 0.1 acre) monitored 42.2
      •      . . . . E.1.c.14 Restoration validation monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.14.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) stream or streambank monitored 18.40
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.14.c # acres (to nearest 0.1 acre) monitored 42.2
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Bennett, S., et al. 2016. Progress and Challenges of testing the effectiveness of stream restoration in the Pacific Northwest using intensively monitored watersheds. Fisheries 41: 93-103.