Nordheimer Creek Habitat Enhancement Project Design

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project ID725252
Recovery DomainsN CA - S Oregon
Start Date06/06/2017
End Date07/19/2021
Last Edited06/28/2022
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Completed 100% design plan set to restore natural stream processes and salmonid habitat by reintroducing large wood features. The design features will improve cover habitat, reduce stream velocity, collect/sort gravels and organic material.

Project Benefit    

The design plans will increase habitat complexity and restore natural stream process for salmonid spawning and rearing.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

In-Kind Volunteers$12,636
In-Kind Donated Labor$4,500
Report Total:$95,731

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 7211386
  • Start Date:
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Area Description
Nordheimer Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.292197
  • Longitude: -123.359754


  • Klamath Mountains Province Steelhead DPS
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Upper Klamath / Trinity Rivers Chinook Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 78,595.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 32.0
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected .00
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 78,595.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          National Marine Fisheries Service, 2014, Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Evolutionary Significant Unit of Coho Salmon, National Marine Fisheries Service, Arcata, CA
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          SONCC-SalR. Place instream structures, guided by assessment results. This project accomplishes the Task by developing a design to augment large woody debris structures in a tributary that is lacking channel complexity. The SONCC Coho Recovery Plan identifies Nordheimer Creek as a having moderate IP. The creek has documented use by both spawning and rearing coho salmon. The lower reach has limited channel structure. Increasing the number of large woody debris structures will create deeper pools, slower water and more cover for coho salmon. The Final SONCC Coho Recovery Plan states that summertime temperatures and lack of winter rearing habitat are the greatest stressors for juvenile coho in the Salmon River, and identifies this project as a high priority.