Dunn Creek Habitat Enhancement Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID725506
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date06/15/2018
End Date07/23/2020
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/14/2022
 
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Description    


Using the crossings and existing skid roads the excavator operator installed twenty instream

features consisting of 71 pieces of large wood logs. Logs were obtained by falling live conifer trees from the riparian and logs were purchased. The California Conservation Corps used griphoists to move logs into final position and anchored logs to riparian trees using 1? threaded bar. The large wood

features were designed to enhance spawning and rearing habitats by providing cover, increasing pool complexity,increasing pool depth and frequency, sorting and collecting spawning gravels, increasing the quality and quantity of rearing habitat within the project reach, and by providing velocity refuge during peak

winter flows for juvenile salmonids and migrating adult salmonids. Planting of 120 Sequoia sempervirens seedlings occurred on March 6th, 2020 and is intended to restore

damaged riparian vegetation, provide additional shade for the stream, and establish wood for future recruitment.

Project Benefit    


The expected benefits are to enhance pools with complex cover, increase gravel sorting and provide velocity refugia for migrating salmonids. In addition, 120 conifers will be planted to enhance future wood recruitment, restore access routes, and provide additional bank stability.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .42 .56
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .40 .56
  Acres Treated 2.4 2.4

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$89,419
In-Kind Donated Labor$12,846
In-Kind Other$26,000
Report Total:$128,266


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Worksites

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  • Worksite Identifier: 7211107
  • Start Date:
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Area Description
Dunn Creek Site 1

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.801203
  • Longitude: -123.8231315

ESU

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

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 90,319.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .42
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Recovery Plan for Central CA Coast Coho Salmon (NOAA Final Sept 2012)
    •      . . 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 89,419.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .42
      •      . . . . 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 .42
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 4
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 20
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 900.00
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .40
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 2.4
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Sequoia sempervirens
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 2.4
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting .40